I love the way so many people blame Bettman for everything they perceive to be wrong with the NHL.
They couldn't start the West game on Saturday -- HP Pavilion was booked for another event. And you wouldn't have wanted to start the East on Saturday since Philly just finished with their game 7 Friday night. So blame San Jose for scheduling the arena when they've known since January they were going to be in the playoffs.
Owners replace Bettman?? From Wikipedia: "Under Bettman, the NHL has seen rapid growth of league revenues, from $400 million when he was hired to over $2.2 billion in 2006–07." Dream on.
Ive seen back to back games in the playoffs before, so its not unheard of.