Saturday brings another night of exciting Stanley Cup Playoff hockey with doubleheader action on both Versus in the U.S. and RDS in Canada.
The defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins return to Mellon Arena with their Eastern Conference Semifinal series against the Montreal Canadiens tied at two games apiece. Game 5 starts at 7 p.m. ET and will also be televised by CBC in Canada, as well as Versus and RDS.
At 10 p.m., the Detroit Red Wings again try to stave off elimination as they visit the San Jose Sharks. Johan Franzen scored four goals and had a six-point night as the Wings won Game 4 by a 7-1 final, but the Sharks can move on with a victory at HP Pavilion. Versus and RDS will have the game as the second half of their doubleheaders, while it can also be seen on TSN in Canada and locally on Fox Sports-Detroit and Comcast Sports Net-California.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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