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NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 05:  Mike Fisher #12 of the Nashville Predators reacts after teammate James Neal #18 scores the game tying goal against goalie Martin Jones #31 of the San Jose Sharks during the third period of Game Four of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena on May 5, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
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WATCH LIVE: Predators at Sharks – Game 5

The series between the Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks is all even at two games apiece after a thrilling but controversial triple-overtime Predators win in Game 4. You can catch Game 5 between these teams on NBCSN (10 p.m. ET) or online with the NBC Sports’ Live Network.


Here are some links to check out for tonight’s game:

Frustrated by disallowed winner, Sharks coach calls goalie interference rule ‘clear as mud’

Video: Predators even series with Sharks after franchise-record triple overtime thriller

Video: Game 4 overtime between Sharks and Predators has been utter chaos

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    Wild agree to make Bruce Boudreau next head coach (Updated)


    Well, that didn’t take long.

    Bruce Boudreau is set to become the new head coach of the Minnesota Wild, eliminating one of the available (and coveted) coaching candidates on the open market this off-season.

    The Wild just announced they had agreed to terms with Boudreau to become the club’s next head coach. The news comes soon after reports surfaced Saturday that Minnesota had made a big push to land Boudreau after he interviewed with the Ottawa Senators.

    Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune provided the detail of contract term just before the Wild made the announcement.


    Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray, who fired Boudreau after a first-round loss to Nashville, released a statement shortly after the Wild made the announcement.

    “On behalf of the club, congratulations to Bruce and the Minnesota Wild,” said Murray, as per the L.A. Times. “Although coaching changes are extremely difficult, we felt that Bruce would be back behind the bench quickly. Everyone in the organization is very pleased he’s getting another deserved opportunity.”

    Video: Capitals start strong in must-win Game 5 thanks to classic Ovechkin blast, Penguins quickly respond


    In a must-win game for the Washington Capitals, their star, Alex Ovechkin, got them off to the ideal start.

    With only one goal (and three points) in this series prior to Game 5 on Saturday, Ovechkin gave his team the early lead on one of those classic power play blasts from his off wing.

    But just 3:04 later, the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins responded. One win away from the Eastern Conference final and with a 3-1 series lead over the Capitals, the Penguins evened the score on a power play goal of their own from Chris Kunitz.

    Game On at Verizon Center.

    Report: Wild making a big push to land Boudreau as next head coach (Updated)

    NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 25:  Head coach Bruce Boudreau of the Anaheim Ducks speaks to the media after a 3-1 loss to the Nashville Predators in Game Six of the Western Conference First Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena on April 25, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
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    It seems the competition for Bruce Boudreau’s coaching services has really heated up these last few days.

    The Minnesota Wild have, according to reports, made a big push to land Boudreau, who was fired from the Anaheim Ducks after losing in the opening round to Nashville last week. He was scheduled to interview with the Ottawa Senators on Friday.

    From the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

    Before the former Anaheim Ducks and Washington Capitals coach even left Canada’s capital city on Saturday after interviewing for the Sens’ job the day before, it’s believed the Wild extended a long-term contract offer.

    General Manager Chuck Fletcher would only say Saturday that the “process is ongoing” and he doesn’t want to speculate further. Other sources, however, were optimistic Boudreau was enticed by the Wild offer, although one warned nothing was final. Boudreau had a flight scheduled back to California from Ottawa on Saturday afternoon.


    The report from the Tribune also states that Minnesota’s interim coach John Torchetti, who took over after Mike Yeo was fired, interviewed for the Wild coaching job on Monday.

    As for Boudreau, it became evident right away that he wanted to quickly return to coaching in the NHL after he was dismissed in Anaheim. And it seems imminent a new deal is on the way.



    WATCH LIVE: Penguins at Capitals – Game 5

    PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 04:  Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals reacts after a first-period goal by Trevor Daley #6 of the Pittsburgh Penguins (not pictured) in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on May 4, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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    The pressure is on the Washington Capitals.

    Playing on home ice at Verizon Center, the 2015-16 Presidents’ Trophy winners are one loss away from elimination in these playoffs. The Pittsburgh Penguins, up 3-1 in this second-round series, can advance to the Eastern Conference final with a win in Game 5 on Saturday. You can catch this game on NBC (7:15 p.m. ET) or online with the NBC Sports’ Live Extra.


    Here are some links to check out for tonight’s game:

    Still no Maatta for Penguins in Game 5

    Pens hold 3-1 series lead over Caps despite lack of production from power play

    Facing elimination, it looks like the Capitals could shake up their top lines for Game 5

    One loss from elimination, the Caps say they’re ‘not afraid’