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Gnash joins the TODAY Show on NBC

Predators mascot Gnash joins the TODAY Show on NBC

Nashville Predators mascot Gnash joins the TODAY Show on NBC to pump up the set ahead of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final

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Gnash crashed NBC's "Today" show.

The Nashville Predators mascot swooped in at the end of the morning talk show, inspiring hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford, and guest Trisha Yearwood, to show off their fang fingers Wednesday.

Kotb and Gifford, hosts of Today's "Fourth Hour" were in Nashville to present an award at the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday. They had a slew of country-music stars as guests, including Yearwood, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton and Brad Paisley.

Gnash used his time on stage to say hello to his old friend Yearwood, a diehard Predators fan. He then explained to the hosts what "fangs out" means, a reference to his teeth, and inspired them to jump on the Predators bandwagon in their quest for the Stanley Cup.

"We're rooting for the Predators," Kotb said.

Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final between Nashville and the Pittsburgh Penguins is at PPG Paints Arena on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVA Sports). The best-of-7 series is tied 2-2.

Video: Gnash makes an appearance at the CMT Music Awards

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