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Fan Experience: Smashville Hosts NHL Watch Party

Itoro Umontuen

Wednesday night in Nashville, the city’s National Hockey League team, the Predators hosted a free watch party for Game 7 of their first round series against the Anaheim Ducks. More than 500 fans filled up the Lexus Lounge inside Bridgestone Arena to watch their Preds battle in the franchise’s first Game 7.IMG_7543



Typically, when you mention the words Game 7 to any hockey fan, they shudder, they get quiet or get amped up because Game 7 is a career-defining game for their team. In Nashville, they knew the world was watching! It was time to step it up!IMG_7529


Nashville Predators mascot Gnash came to greet everyone.


I tried to get in the locker room but… I could not. 
IMG_7517           A packed and raucous house!

The Predators defeated the Ducks 2-1 behind 1st Period goals from Craig Wilson and Paul Gaustead. Netminder Pekka Rinne had 36 saves spurring this underdog to a 2nd round matchup against the San Jose Sharks beginning Friday night.


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