Round 2 Daily Report 4-30-2009
The Local Yokels:
(Com)Post: more Hart, send in the clowns. Times: valuable matchup, main attraction, different tactics. Caps.com.
The Neutral Observers:
NHL.com Series Page. TSN.ca: Series Page, star power. AP Wire. ESPN.com: Series Page, Preview.
Open Source Intelligence:
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: fountain of youth, second best, those other series, Around the NHL. Pittsburgh Review-Tribune: showdown, repeat finalists, key player, off day. Penguin Scum.com.
From the folks over at IllegalCurve.com we see that long layoffs are a factor as teams advance in the playoffs. This is good news for the Caps as the Penguin Scum will have six days off between games compared to three for the Caps because no matter how hard you practice, nothing simulates the pace of a playoff game like a playoff game. This should help the Caps get out to an early advantage in the Series and with two rather evenly matched teams, an early advantage could turn into a huge one.
Labels: 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs