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Ryan Johansen can't contain excitement after Predators' Game 4 win

Predators center, injured in Western Conference Final, photographed addressing team

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Ryan Johansen is so excited and he just can't hide it.

A photo taken by the Predators of Johansen addressing the team in the Nashville locker room after the Predators' 4-1 win in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final went viral Tuesday and shows just how fired up he was.

Tweet from @TomAWillis: It is impossible to see this photo of @RyanJohansen19 on your timeline too many times. #Preds #PITvsNSH pic.twitter.com/zNzR5FIc5y

Johansen has transitioned from No. 1 center to top cheerleader after sustaining a thigh injury in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final against the Anaheim Ducks. Nashville mayor Megan Barrynamed him honorary mayor of the city Monday, and he has been active on social media in his support for the Predators. He also waved the rally towel with injured teammate Kevin Fiala before Game 6 of the Western Conference Final.

Tweet from @RyanJohansen19: Ready to cheer the boys on! #GoPreds https://t.co/bxOkCTfwlR

Tweet from @RyanJohansen19: Wow pic.twitter.com/hz6BcxCO0N

After Nashville tied the series 2-2, Johansen ditched his crutches and showed his excitement for his team's performance, which delighted the Predators. Coach Peter Laviolette looks amused, and Predators goalie Pekka Rinne looks positively amazed.

Plus, it appears Johansen's coat is lined with guitar-covered fabric. Who doesn't love that?

Game 5 is Thursday in Pittsburgh (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVA Sports).

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