Late start could be a factor in game two for Blues and Kings

Late start could be a factor in game two for Blues and Kings

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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 30: Alexander Steen #20 of the St. Louis Blues is mobbed by his teammates after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime against the Los Angeles Kings in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 30, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Blues beat the Kings 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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by Brian Feldman / Hockey StL

KMOV.com

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 12:39 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 21 at 2:39 PM

(Hockey StL) -- Game one started at seven o’clock in the evening.  Game two will not begin until 8:30 at night.  How much of an effect will that have on the Blues and Kings tonight remains to be seen.  But there’s no denying it takes them out of their day to day rhythm.

“It better not get to overtime or I’m going to be sleeping on the bench,” Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock joked. “I don’t know. The gap from now until 8:30 is (big).

“There better be some good games on at six o’clock when we’re sitting in the office twiddling our thumbs. It’s a long day. I’ve never seen anything like this so this will be interesting.”

Players say there really is no frame of reference because they haven’t had to do this before.  But they say they’re confident it won’t affect how they play once the puck drops and everything gets started.

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