The Boston Bruins will host the New York Islanders for Game 5 of their second-round Stanley Cup Playoff series Monday night at TD Garden.
How pivotal is this matchup?
Well, the Bruins have a 22-5 all time record in playoff series during which they held a 3-2 lead. Conversely, the Bruins have overcome a 3-2 series deficit just four times in 25 opportunities.
The Islanders enter Monday night with tons of confidence. They evened the series with a 4-1 victory in Game 4 that included their best player, first-line center Mathew Barzal, giving his best performance of the 2021 playoffs so far. New York also held Boston's top line in check most of the game, which is a pretty tough challenge.
The Bruins have been good all season at bouncing back when adversity hits them, and we've seen that in the playoffs, too. They are 2-0-0 after a loss this postseason. The B's never lost more than two consecutive games during the regular season. So, it's pretty clear the coaching staff is quick to make quality adjustments.
Which team will take a 3-2 series lead? Here's when and how to watch Game 5 on your favorite device.
When: Monday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. ET
TV Channel: NBC Sports Network
Live Stream: NBC Sports
Be sure to also tune in to NBC Sports Boston for "Hockey Postgame Live" after the final buzzer for complete coverage with Michael Felger and Tony Amonte.