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Service dog steals spotlight from P.K. Subban

Annie, yellow Labrador retriever, calmly enjoyed front-row view of Predators' opener

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P.K. Subban scored a goal in his regular-season debut with the Nashville Predators on Friday but he may have been upstaged at Bridgestone Arena.

It was Annie, a service dog who was noticed on Twitter after she was seen in the background of a picture of Nashville defenseman Roman Josi, that was all the talk on social media.

Annie, a yellow Labrador retriever, is a service dog for Predators fan Josh Ray who was at the game sitting in the front row. The photo was taken by Associated Press reporter Jim Diamond and social media was abuzz wondering about the dog seen in the background of the picture. Coincidentally, the dog is above an advertisement for Pedigree dog food.

Tweet from @diamondhockey: Service dog takes in Nashville Predators season opener - https://t.co/995LtWSBkQ

Annie graduated from Retrieving Freedom, which trains service dogs for wounded veterans and children with autism, a few weeks ago before being placed with Ray.

Tweet from @RFI_dogs: Annie will be graduating Sat Oct 1st! She is headed toward a bright future helping her veteran!! pic.twitter.com/UIo47KxZYc

According to Diamond, Ray said it was Annie's first hockey game but she remained perfectly calm during the tension-filled game, particularly in the third period.

The Predators defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2.

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