Finally a commercial break in all of that madness so I can answer this...
Originally Posted by Machinehead
Interesting I never knew that
I looked at the Rangers schedule. I won't count the early season stuff. Not only were you over the Atlantic, but that Western Canada swing (VAN/EDM/CGY/WPG) was a game every other day and not a "true" Western Canada road swing, per se. (CBJ will have a day off between Vancouver and the two Alberta games.)
Sat. Dec. 17 you were at Phoenix. Two days off passed before Dec. 20 at New Jersey, as you left Phoenix and went through two time zones.
It's not an exact rule; we played in California one night and two days later played in Chicago. But it's a general rule of thumb.