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Vince Gill wears Kevin Fiala's number, sings anthem with daughters

Another country star on hand in Nashville as injured forward gets plenty of well wishes

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R2, Gm4: Vince Gill and his daughters sing the national anthem before Nashville native Brandt Snedeker gets the crowd pumped up for Game 4

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The lead up to Game 4 in Nashville had a little bit of everything: Family, friends from the area, and a nice tribute to an injured player.

For starters, country music singer Vince Gill sang the national anthem along with his daughters Jenny and Corinna. You may remember Corinna from her terrific performance of the anthem at the 2016 NHL All-Star Game in Nashville.

Next, out came PGA Tour golfer Brandt Snedeker, a Nashville native, with the 2016 Ryder Cup trophy to get the crowd going.

But even before the building was filled, fans were starting to show their support for forward Kevin Fiala, who was diagnosed with a fractured fibula and will miss the rest of the playoffs.

Tweet from @PredsNHL: The "Fiala Wall" is filling up with well wishes from #Smashville! Don't forget you can send a card too! Address in next tweet. #PredsPride pic.twitter.com/kEcq7bEE2r

The Predators started a "Fiala Wall" where fans could send in cards and well wishes for Fiala.

It's likely no coincidence that Gill, a longtime Predators fan, was wearing Fiala's No. 56 on his jersey during the anthem performance.

Tweet from @PredsNHL: Please send to: Kevin Fiala, c/o Preds Marketing, 501 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 and we'll deliver them!

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