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Mayors of Nashville, St. Louis agree to wager on second-round series

Gift baskets, civic pride on the line in Predators-Blues

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There is more than a trip to the Western Conference Final on the line between the Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues. 

Barbecue sauce has been added to the mix thanks to a friendly wager between Nashville mayor Megan Barry and her St. Louis counterpart, Lyda Krewson, made before Game 3 of the Western Conference Second Round at Bridgestone Arena on Sunday.

If the Predators are victorious in the best-of-7 series, Barry will receive a gift basket with a blues-compilation album, a collection of BBQ sauces and rubs, a St. Louis-made gooey butter cake and a special jersey. 

"The [Predators] are primed and ready to go all the way to the Stanley Cup Final," Barry said in a statement. "As much as I like mayor Krewson and her great city, they are going to be singing the blues this year."

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Krewson, who was sworn in as the first female mayor of St. Louis on April 18, will receive a gift basket with a country-music compilation album, local BBQ sauces and rubs, Nashville-made Goo Goo Clusters and a special Predators jersey.

"There's only one thing I can say: Let's go Blues!" Krewson said.

Each team's foundation is also donating $1,000 to special museums in its home city. The Predators Foundation donated to the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Blues Foundation is giving money to the National Museum of Blues.

Barry has a leg up on Krewson after the Predators' 3-1 win Sunday put them ahead 2-1 in the series.

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