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If there is a Game Five in the 2020 Stanley Cup Final, it will be just the second time in 65 years that there have been back-to-back games played in a Final.

In 2009, Pittsburgh and Detroit played Game One on May 30, then Game Two on May 31, both in Detroit. The Red Wings beat the Penguins 3-1 in both contests. Funny enough, Jim Nill was the Assistant General Manager of that Red Wings team.

Before that, the last time there were back-to-back games played in a Final was in 1955.

On April 9, the Canadiens beat the Red Wings 5-3 in Game Four in Montreal. The following night, the Red Wings topped the Canadiens 5-1 in Detroit.

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Gary To

Is the thinking to have the back to back games simply to finish the season ASAP and without having to fight with nfl on the Sunday? Cause ideally they could’ve took a two day break after game 4 and avoid the b2b. I wonder if the idea of finishing this quickly is more player driven or financial driven in terms of maintaining the bubble.

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