Rest vs. Rust: Does history side with the Boston Bruins?

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Rest vs. Rust: Does history side with the Boston Bruins?
Rest vs. Rust: Does history side with the Boston Bruins?

Ah yes, the question that pops up at some point seemingly each and every NHL postseason: the ol' debate between rest and rust. This year, however, has been more extreme than any other in recent history. That's a fairly large difference. So will that extra downtime serve to the Bruins benefit? Or will it be the increasingly battle-tested Blues who gain the advantage? Let's see what history says. Edmonton Oilers vs. Carolina Hurricanes (2006) - Oilers had 8 days off, Hurricanes had 3 days off Hurricanes won series 4-3 The latest example of a wide discrepancy in time off doesn't favor Boston's position. The Oilers, who disposed of the Anaheim Ducks in 5 games, waited on the Canes, who took the full

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