Hundreds of thousands of Nashvillians walk into their place of business on a Monday morning, only to turn right back around and do it again on Tuesday - and then three additional times (at least) after that.
In the traditional sense, the back-to-back workday is commonplace. The difference between what the average commuter encounters and what the Nashville Predators will endure over the next 48 hours has to do with energy exertion - and lots of it.
On Friday night in Calgary, the Preds will take to the ice at the Scotiabank Saddledome, participate in a game for upward of three hours and then head straight to the airport. From there, it's a quick flight to Edmonton, followed by another bus ride to the team hotel, and if all goes well, they'll be all checked in by 2 a.m. MT.
And approximately 18 hours after their arrival, the Oilers will be waiting on the other side of the ice. But the Preds aren't looking for your sympathy.