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Mayors of Nashville, Anaheim up ante with Western Conference Final bet

As Predators, Ducks meet again in Stanley Cup Playoffs, local food banks will be real winners

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There's more on the line than just a berth in the Stanley Cup Final for these local leaders.

For the second straight year, Megan Barry, the mayor of Nashville and Tom Tait, the mayor of Anaheim, have made a friendly wager on their hockey teams.

While the matchup is the same, the Nashville Predators against the Anaheim Ducks, there is more at stake for everyone involved. Last season, the two teams met in the first round. This year, it is in the Western Conference Final.

The mayors also have more on the line.

After Barry won a trumpet made in Anaheim for Metro Schools last year for the Predators' first-round victory, this year the losing mayor will make a sizable donation to the other city's food bank and wear the other team's jersey for the delivery while a soundtrack from the winning city plays.

So, if the Predators are victorious, you can count on hearing a lot of country during the delivery. If the Ducks win, it will be plenty of California rock.

"They had better get used to hearing No Doubt in Music City! Go Ducks!" Tait said in a statment.

"I know Mike Fisher and the rest of our team are expert Duck hunters," Barry said in a press release.

Regardless of outcome, each city will make a food donation and each NHL team's foundation will give $1,000 to its own city's food bank.

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