An hour or more before usual, the Penguins pulled into Southpointe Sunday morning.
"There's only so much ice [time available], so you had to be here early," winger Chris Kunitz said.
In fact, the team wasn't supposed to be on the ice Sunday. But a scheduled day off from skating got changed. As did Friday's game. And Saturday's game. And Tuesday's schedule, which now has a game.
"Just going with the flow," winger Pascal Dupuis said. "I try to look at the schedule one day at a time. [Today] is Ottawa, and we'll come back here and play on Tuesday. It's the way the schedule has been adjusted."
A game tonight at Ottawa is the only thing normal about a six-day stretch that began Thursday when the Penguins flew later than originally scheduled to Boston because Air Force One was delivering President Obama to that angst-filled city.

The Penguins have had plenty of practice making all sorts of adjustments this season.
Like all the NHL teams, they have dealt with a season whose start was delayed to late January and shortened to 48 games because of a lockout. They also have worked through injuries to a handful of star players, and done so seamlessly enough that they clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference Saturday with a 3-2 victory against the Bruins.
In this stretch, though, the circumstances have been different.