Originally Posted by Steel Head
that's garbage. the Pens dont need extra rest because they took care of business which used to be rewarded. Considering Washington doesn't have to travel at all, there is no reason they shouldnt start the series on Thursday
Pens are the better team. I live in DC and have watched most of their games. They are vastly overrated. Their D is weak. The wildcard is Varlamov who looks good but the Rangers didn't have the offensive firepower to really challenge him
Yeah, you're right. Now I do think it's bogus because of the Craps already being at home. I think TV is the reason why the schedule is what it is, though.
I think the teams are evenly matched with the Pens getting the edge on D and in goal. You are right that Varlamov was not tested by the Rangers, and it'll be interesting to see how he handles the likes of Crosby, Malkin, Staal and Gonchar firing pucks at him. As I said in another thread, I think the Pens break him by game 3, assuming of course that the Pens come to play every night.