A Predator doubleheader
Talk about a tight turnaround: The Detroit Red Wings host Nashville tonight less than 24 hours after beating up on the Predators 5-2 in Tennessee last night. It's a more than 850-kilometre trek between the two cities, a few hours by plane, but quite a haul considering these are division rivals.
The back-to-back games meant players had little more than 12 hours downtime to rest up for the rematch.
It's a biggy, too: If Detroit wins in regulation, they'll take over the Central Division lead for the first time in months. Nashville is 13-2-2 in back-to-back games this season.