‘Everybody’s tired’ as condensed NHL schedule takes its toll

Playing 50 games in a little over 100 days has made for some tired teams around the NHL. The condensed 56-game schedule has taken its toll with the playoffs approaching. The result has been plenty of mental mistakes and some wear and tear injuries. This grind of a season is even more difficult for the players who left families behind because of pandemic protocols. It helps that the playoffs are closing in.