Which of these teams, the visiting Chicago Blackhawks or the Anaheim Ducks, will take control of this already grueling series tonight, and break a 2-2 tie? It's impossible to predict because of how even the squads are.
I'm going to go ahead and call this a must-win game for the Blackhawks. They only have four defenders on the active roster for this series, which has seen five overtimes in the first four games. In other words, the two squads have played nearly six games worth of minutes in just four games. The longer this series goes, the more fatigue will raise it's ugly head, which could put Chicago at a disadvantage.
WHAT DOES TWITTER THINK?
Winner will be one game away from the #StanleyCup Final. @AnaheimDucks/@NHLBlackhawks preview: http://t.co/gaApPcoOmg pic.twitter.com/mntFiDZipV— NHL (@NHL) May 25, 2015
.@AnaheimDucks or @NHLBlackhawks : Three keys to each team's success in Game 5. #StanleyCup http://t.co/r8HvIUicKL pic.twitter.com/jXnZreAzDX— NHL (@NHL) May 25, 2015
Analysis: @AnaheimDucks can counter @NHLBlackhawks' pedigree. http://t.co/epayjOWUfj #ANAvsCHI #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/63yVWMoJOU— NHL (@NHL) May 25, 2015