NHL Playoffs: 5 Reasons Why the Blackhawks Beat the Red Wings in Game 5

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NHL Playoffs: 5 Reasons Why the Blackhawks Beat the Red Wings in Game 5
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The Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup hopes remain alive after a critical Game 5 win over Detroit.

The Chicago Blackhawks staved off elimination on Saturday night with a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 5 of their Western Conference Semi-Final series. 

Needing to play their best hockey of the season, the Hawks put on a convincing performance and extended the series to a Game 6 in Detroit on Monday night.

After getting outplayed for three consecutive games and shutout for the first time against the Wings in Game 4, the Blackhawks made the necessary adjustments to play a complete game back home at the United Center.

Here are five key reasons why this series is headed back to Detroit for Game 6.

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