It’s Stanley Cup Playoff time in Smashville! With Nashville taking on the Anaheim Ducks in an exciting Western Conference Quarterfinals Matchup, presented locally by Fifth Third Bank, the Preds are calling on all residents of Smashville to show their support this Friday on Preds Playoff Pride Day, by donning their favorite Predswear. Jerseys, hats, t-shirts, face paint, playoff beards – nothing is off limits in Smashville.
“The Nashville Predators have been supported by their ‘Seventh Man’ all season long, with the Smashville faithful lifting the roof off Bridgestone Arena night in and night out,” Nashville Predators President/COO Sean Henry said. “Now is the time to take the ‘Seventh Man’ out of the Arena and set him free in the office, at school and all across Middle Tennessee. Several local businesses have already pledged their support of Preds Playoff Pride Day by asking all their local employees to don gear bearing the likeness of their favorite Saber Toothed Tiger – and we couldn’t be more excited for this fangtastic support!”
“We love our partnership with the Predators and we’re extremely excited about the Playoffs,” Bridgestone Americas Chief Administrative Officer and EVP Christine Karbowiak said. “This is our team and we want all of Nashville to show their pride by wearing Predators hats, t-shirts and jerseys this Friday, and we’re encouraging our Bridgestone Americas teammates here in Nashville to join in and show their support for the Preds. Let’s make sure we show those Duck fans what REAL hockey fans are like when we make Bridgestone Arena loud and proud this Sunday!”
If you don’t have any Predators gear, or are in the market for some new apparel, make sure to stop by the Predators Pro Shop today through Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. for special discounted playoff merchandise. Pick up a “Stand With Us” t-shirt for just $10 or save 20 percent off any gold Predators t-shirt.
The Predators kick off the postseason tonight at the Honda Center in Anaheim at 9:30 p.m. CT. Game Two is scheduled for this Friday, April 15 at 9:30 p.m. CT in Anaheim. Both games will be televised locally on SportSouth (Comcast channel 284 HD). The series then turns to Nashville for Game Three, presented by Land Rover Nashville, on Sunday, April 17 at 5 p.m.
, and Game Four, presented by Tennessee Lottery, scheduled for Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Games Three and Four will be televised locally on FOX Sports Tennessee.
Doors for Games Three and Four will open two hours prior to each matchup with doors opening at 3 p.m. for Game Three and at 5:30 p.m. for Game Four. Games Three and Four will also play host to plaza parties beginning three hours prior to faceoff (2 p.m. for Game Three and 4:30 p.m. for Game Four) in front of Bridgestone Arena with live music, games and more.
All fans in attendance at Game Three will receive Rally Towels courtesy of Land Rover Nashville. Attendees of Game Four will receive Rally Towels courtesy of Tennessee Lottery. Individual tickets are available for all possible first-round games and can be purchased at nashvillepredators.com
, by calling 615-770-PUCK (7825), stopping by the Bridgestone Arena box office, all Ticketmaster outlets or by visiting ticketmaster.com
. Ticket prices start as low as $26 per game.
WHAT THE LOCALS ARE SAYING ABOUT PREDS PLAYOFF PRIDE DAY:
“In celebration of the Nashville Predators sixth Stanley Cup Playoffs appearance in the last seven seasons, we are inviting our associates and customers to show support for the home team this Friday by wearing their favorite Predators apparel,” Regions Middle Tennessee President Jim Schmitz said. “We are proud of the Preds and encourage others to join in as the community unifies behind OUR team! We’re looking forward to the Predators roasting some Duck this week!”
“Nashville is a special place,” Metro Sports Authority Chairman J.D. Elliott said. “We support each other and we support this special Predator team. Wear your Preds colors Friday. Experience the magic of Music City as we cheer the Predators on to victory!”
“Whether you LIVE, WORK or PLAY downtown, show your true colors this Friday, April 15th by wearing Predators gear," Nashville Downtown Partnership President and CEO Tom Turner said. "It's no secret – hockey rules at Bridgestone on Broadway, and from honky tonk to hockey tonk, welcome to SMASHVILLE!"
"We love our Predators hockey here on Music Row.” Co-Head of Country Music Nashville
Greg Oswald said. “On game day, you can literally feel the energy as it surges down 16th Avenue, circles the round-about, and heads towards Broadway. There's no better place to watch play-off hockey than Smashville, Tenn. Go Preds Go!"
"The Preds made the playoffs and this Friday we're wearing our Nashville Predators gear to work to show our beloved team that we're rooting for them to go all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals," President of Grand Avenue Chauffeured Transportation Carl Haley said. "I invite the rest of Middle Tennessee to have some fun this Friday and dress in their ‘Fang-wear’ to show their support right along with us. Go Preds!"
“Our staff will be wearing Predators colors on Friday, just like we did last Friday, and like we will do as long as the Predators are in the hunt.. Our team, our town,” President and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau Butch Spyridon said. “We look forward to cheering our Predators through a long playoff run, and we certainly challenge all Music City businesses to do the same.”