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Which Team Is Less Fatigued

from the San Francisco Chronicle,
Thursday was a mandatory skate for everyone who did not dress for Game 3, and a mandatory day off for those who did on the San Jose side. The Sharks, led by defenseman Scott Hannan's 44:30 of ice time, had three forwards and four other defenseman fall between 30 and 38 minutes of ice time. In contrast, Edmonton had three defensemen log at least 40 minutes (Chris Pronger, 46:54; Jaroslav Spacek, 46:30 and Staios, 40:00) and seven forwards and one other defenseman collect 31-to-37 minutes. "When you throw in six periods, and it's really four games in four nights in terms of energy, and factor in the playoff intensity, speed and the collisions that have been going on, it's almost like playing five games in four nights," Wilson said. "Fatigue does become a factor."
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