Bruins vs. Capitals live stream: Watch 2021 NHL Playoffs Game 5 online

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Bruins vs. Capitals live stream: B's try to eliminate Caps in Game 5 originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The Boston Bruins will advance to the second round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs for the fourth consecutive season if they beat the Washington Capitals in Sunday night's Game 5 at Capital One Arena.

Boston leads this first-round series 3-1 after an emphatic Game 4 victory at TD Garden. The Bruins have won three straight games against the Capitals after losing the series opener in overtime.

The key to the Capitals saving their season is special teams. These units were awful in Game 4. The Capitals allowed three power-play goals and scored on just one of their seven opportunities with the man advantage. The Bruins are a better 5-on-5 team, and if they continue to dominate on special teams, this series won't last much longer.

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Washington also will need goaltender Ilya Samsonov to steal a game (or two) in this series. His costly gaffe in double overtime of Game 3 doomed the Caps, and he was less-than-stellar in Friday night's Game 4 defeat. He needs to outplay B's netminder Tuukka Rask for the Capitals to have a chance at extending the series.

Will the Bruins punch their ticket to Round 2, or will the Capitals extend their season by at least another game? Here's when and how to watch Bruins vs. Capitals Game 5 on your favorite device.

When: Sunday, May 23 at 7 p.m. ET

TV Channel: USA

Live Stream: NBC Sports