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Schedule Analysis: Four Aces

Brian Rutherford

Brian Rutherford

A freelance writer of all things but mostly sports, music and politics, Brian Rutherford was raised on Long Island, NY and currently resides in a suburb of Dallas, Texas. His favorite teams are the New York Rangers, Texas Rangers, New York Giants and New York Knicks. "So the difference I think, boils down to this: you can either impose yourself on reality and then write about it, or you can impose yourself on reality by writing it." -Hunter S. Thompson "The Proud Highway"

With half of the league playing a four-game schedule, you'll be hard-pressed to find a day off this week, much less an advantage. So let's pick apart some trends.

*B2B (Back-to-Back) occurrences in bold

Four Aces

It's important to note, not all 15 teams playing a four-game slate will play on b2b nights.  In this week's Four Aces, we focus on 11 organizations that will endure games on b2b nights, including the five that begin the week under such circumstances, so weekly owners will need to make a quick decision.
Boston (MTL, CHI, at WAS, at PHI) plays from TD Garden before hitting the road for two rival games. Johnny Boychuk (ankle) logged 22-minutes of ice time on Saturdaywhile Torey Krug served as the healthy scratch. The Bruins have a combined record of 3-3-1 against this week's opponents
Chicago (DAL, at BO

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