The Red Wings vs. Lightning live stream and televised 2015 NHL Playoffs Game 5 arrives on Saturday night as the teams will break their 2-2 series tie. In their previous meeting, the two teams went to overtime with Tampa Bay able to edge Detroit 3-2 at Joe Louis Arena. They’ll compete at Amalie Arena for this latest installment of their first round matchup, before heading back to Michigan again. Fans will watch televised and live streaming online coverage thanks to NBC to see which team takes the series lead.
An April 25 report from USA Today states that Detroit held a 2-0 lead in Game 4 in the third period, only to watch that lead vanish with Tampa Bay scoring three times over the course of eight minutes. Instead of having a 3-1 series lead, the Red Wings now find the series evened and in need of a road win before returning home for Game 6. If a Game 7 takes place, it will be held on Wednesday night, once again in Tampa.
The Lightning have enjoyed a good home ice advantage this past season, with a 32-8-1 record at Amalie Arena in Florida. However, in this series, both teams have been able to win on the road and at home, making things even more interesting for each meeting. In Game 4, Tyler Johnson was the hero for Tampa Bay, scoring a goal in the third period to help in tying the score, before achieving the game-winning goal in overtime. Ondrej Palat was also instrumental in the win as he scored once and assisted on the game-winner. Will these two step up again in the next game or will Detroit find a way to win?
The home team Lightning will be heavy -180 favorites on the moneyline in tonight’s game, with Detroit priced around +160 or +165 at various books. Tonight’s over/under goals total is set at 5 goals for the game, which was the exact number scored in Tampa Bay’s Game 4 victory. The Lightning are also sixth in terms of favorites to win the Stanley Cup Championship with odds of 12 to 1, while Detroit is tenth with odds of 20 to 1 to win it all this postseason.
Tonight’s Red Wings vs. Lightning Game 5 will start at 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time for hockey fans to enjoy. Live televised coverage comes via NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) on cable and satellite TV providers around the nation. Live streaming online coverage can be found through the NBC Sports Live Extra website and mobile apps for subscribers on cable and satellite. The Sirius XM live audio coverage for subscribers will be available on premium channel 220, and internet channels 930 and 934 starting at 6 p.m. EST.