As good a team as the Anaheim Ducks are, the Chicago Blackhawks were the popular choice to win this series. Chicago was coming off of a sweep of Minnesota and possesses a squad with a proven track record of playoff success. After a wild Game 5 loss though, Chicago needs a win tonight just to stay alive. Meanwhile, Anaheim has an opportunity to advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2007.
The contest will start at 8:00 p.m. ET, but the pregame coverage will begin at 7:00 p.m. on NBCSN and the NBC Sports Live Extra stream, which you can view via the link below:
In the meantime, here’s some pregame reading material: