The game between the San Jose Sharks and the Nashville Predators on Thursday ended on a high note. After three overtimes, the Predators had a 4-3 victory against the Sharks, tying the best-of-seven series at 2-2. Now, both teams will head to the Bay Area for Game 5 on Saturday. Here're the details on how to watch Sharks vs. Predators Game 5 and details about its Live Stream and TV Channel.
The Sharks and Preds are expected to give their best on the upcoming matchup to have a huge series advantage. Check out the basic facts about the game below.
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Start time: 10:00 PM ET
Location: SAP Center, San Jose
TV Broadcast: NBCS
In the third period of Game 4, James Neal scored with 4:21 on the clock to tie the score at 3-3. Both Sharks and Predators went scoreless during the first two overtimes, but Mike Fisher's goal at 11:12 in the third overtime sealed the deal. It is Fisher's second goal and his first overtime goal in 12 years.
According to Mercury News, the Predators also won its first-ever overtime game on home ice and survived its longest in franchise history.
For the Game 5, it is expected the Predators will have to try hard on Saturday to defeat the Sharks. Remember that the Sharks won the first two games in the series at the SAP Center. It is also worth mentioning that the Predators are only 3-7 in their last ten road games.
Also, Bleacher Report published Predators goalie Pekka Rinne had 44 saves in the last game, better than Sharks goalie Martin Jones' 41 saves.
To beat the Sharks, the Predators should carry their winning energy from Game 4 to lead the series.
On the other hand, the exhausted San Jose Sharks are facing a tough team on Saturday. With the loss on Thursday night/ early morning of Friday, San Jose got its first back-to-back road game losses since December 18.
Interestingly, the Sharks outshot the Predators 47-45, and they forced 19 giveaways against them. Sports analysts say San Jose just can't capitalize on turnovers during Game 4. Nonetheless, the team won four of their last five games at the home against the Predators, so they are expected take advantage on their home-ice.
TopBet has predicted San Jose Sharks will win the Game 5 with a final score of 4-2.