They say an extra day of rest benefits the older team. In this case, that means, "Can you imagine how good Selanne will be when he isn't tired?!?!?!"
I would call that the ultimate joy of watching the Finnish Flash put on the hard hat again this season. Have you ever seen a 40 year-old with a sore groin dominate shifts? Have you ever seen the NHL's 14th overall career goal scorer and drop the gloves because he didn't like getting pushed in his twilight years?
Selanne hasn't been a passenger this season, not for a single second. No extended solos on this farewell tour. And with the heart he's shown this postseason, that sunset only seems to get brighter the farther he rides into it.
And wouldn't that be something, if the story of this series went from Top Line versus Top Pair to Pekka Rinne versus the world to the officiating, to Teemu MOTHERFOWLING Selanne. Nice cherry atop the quadruple scoop sundae that has been his career.
Speaking of careers, news came down yesterday that Hiller was sent home with recurring symptoms, throwing not just his participation in the postseason but maybe his future livelihood in the NHL into doubt.