The Predators promised change on the power play this season.
An additional assistant coach, fresh personnel, improved schemes - it's all been revamped, and it's working. Nashville had tallied on the man advantage in five of seven games this season, and it figures to keep getting better as the season moves along.
But this is also the Year of the Fan, and with that has come a brand-new start to a power play at Bridgestone Arena.
Country-music star and Predators super fan Dierks Bentley teamed up with his favorite hockey team to create a unique piece of music from a familiar tune. Now, when Nashville receives a power play in their home building, a special Preds version of Bentley's hit "5-1-5-0" blasts through the sound system with an accompanying video on FangVision featuring Bentley, GNASH and some rabid Preds fans ready for the man advantage in Music City.
And the new lyrics are just plain fun.
Video: Dierks Bentley updates 5-1-5-0 for Preds' power play
"5-1-5-0, sit your booty down, bro. We're going crazy, that power play, baby. 5-1-5-0, Bridgestone going loco, Preds going crazy, power play, baby."
"We use the phrase 'Only in Smashville,' and our new power-play song is just another example of that," Predators President & CEO Sean Henry said. "Dierks is an artist who lives here, is a big fan of the team and supports everything we do, so it was natural to partner with him to create something that was different and a lot of fun. We said during the offseason we were going to revamp every part of our power play, from the product on the ice to how we celebrate it, and we used our fans' feedback to create this."
In the Year of the Fan, the opponent's misfortune is your gain. So, go crazy for the power play, and keep showing why there's nothing quite like the atmosphere inside Bridgestone Arena when the Predators take the ice.