STEVE F wrote:yes that answers it. I was assuming there were rest days between games 2 and 3 and between games 5 and 6, like in real life

If you go to the following page, and then click on "Schedule" under "The Playoffs" you'll find this information on rest days:

http://onlinegames.strat-o-matic.com/help/rules"After the regular season ends on Friday night, the first round of the Playoffs starts on Monday night. There are two simulated rest days before the first round starts, and one simulated rest day before each subsequent round. "

There is more information than this, so I encourage players to read through this page (and all of its detailed contents) and become familiar with all of the contents.

This information can be found by clicking on the game drop down menu at the far right, under "Info Help" and "Game Rules".

Basically, the rest days can be expressed as a rule, as follows:

There are 2 rest days immediately after the regular season ends, and 1 rest day after the last scheduled game of each playoff series (usually after game 7, but could be after game 5 of the opening round of 24 team league playoffs). Also, if a playoff series doesn't require the maximum number of games, each playoff game not played is a rest day.

So if a best of 7 series is decided in 5 games (4-1), then the days that would have been games 6 and 7 are effectively rest days, as well as the standard 1 rest day between playoff series.

Otherwise, all games are deemed to arise on consecutive real life days.