The Minnesota Wild will look to stave off elimination when they take to the ice in Game 5 of their best of seven NHL playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks in a pro hockey contest on Thursday night.
Face off time from United Center in Chicago is scheduled for 9:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBC Sports Network.
The playoff odds from Game 5 have the home side Chicago Blackhawks favored by -265 odds with the return on the road underdog Minnesota Wild at +245 odds. The goal total is lined at 5 goals.
Chicago takes a 3-1 series lead in this best of seven NHL playoff series after their 3-0 road victory in Game 4 against the Minnesota Wild as a -146 betting favorite. The goal total landed under 5 goals.
Minnesota is struck by injuries to goaltenders as third string Darcy Kuember is summoned into the action for nearly 40 minutes in game two as second stringer Josh Harding goes down with a leg injury early in the second period. Both the first string and backup goalie for the Wild is listed as questionable for game five.
Minnesota outshot Chicago for the game by a 25-24 margin with the Blackhawks gaining five more face-offs. Neither team converted on the power play with Minnesota going 0 of 6 and the Blackhawks 0 of 2 in game four. The Wild has been terrible playing on the man advantage this series with no goals in 15 power play opportunities.