Normally, it'd be game day, but the NHL's wonky postseason schedule has the Canes and Pens taking two days off before resuming the Eastern Conference Finals. With a sloppy Game 1 over, the talk has been about officiating and potential bias instead of matchups and momentum.
Surely all parties are hoping for a more consistent effort from the men in black and white Thursday, but for today the talk will still be about them, along with a couple of injuries.
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