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Preds, Montgomery County, Fort Campbell Host Clarksville Broomball Match

101st Airborne Division Tops Montgomery County in Friendly Matchup

by Keely Ninness @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Montgomery County Broomball

Preds, mayor challenge military members to broomball

The Preds help the Montgomery County mayor challenge the 101st Airborne Division to a game of broomball

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With the glow of the outdoor rink lights and the sound of announcers calling out the lineups for the city's first-ever broomball match, excitement could be felt throughout downtown Clarksville.

A fixture during the winter season, the outdoor rink was brimming with both players and spectators. The matchup, dubbed Mayor vs. Majors, pitted Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and Predators alumni against soldiers stationed at Ft. Campbell, headed by Major General Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Commander.

After a puck drop by GNASH, the game was on. Families and hockey fans alike were in attendance, cheering on the players and having a laugh over the slips and slides they took while shuffling down the ice.

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Preds, Special Spaces Give Bedroom Makeover to Deserving Teen

Predators Wives, Girlfriends and Front Office Staff Join in Completing Makeover

by Keely Ninness @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

In a quiet neighborhood in Franklin, Tennessee, the streets were crowded with cars sporting Preds license plates and bumper stickers.

Inside one of the homes, Predators' wives and girlfriends were hard at work transforming 19-year-old Krystal Adams's bedroom into a beach-themed getaway. Because of her battle with a rare brain tumor, the Predators, in partnership with Special Spaces, wanted to give Krystal the perfect space to relax and unwind.

"A child's room is an escape from their life-threatening conditions," Rhonda McCarthy, wife of Associate Coach Kevin McCarthy and Director of the Nashville chapter of Special Spaces said. "The Preds work with Special Spaces to guarantee every child will always have a space to escape and forget about their pain."

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Photos: Preds Wear Titans Jerseys for Pregame Arrival to Arena

Predators Players Show Support for Titans Run in NFL Playoffs

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The handful of Predators players taking the second bus to Staples Center were all huddled around an iPhone.

Sure, they had their own game to worry about in just a few hours against the Los Angeles Kings, but at that moment on Interstate 10, they were fully invested in how the Tennessee Titans were faring in Kansas City.

The final answer saw the Titans advancing to the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs that continue this weekend when the Titans head to Foxboro for a meeting with the New England Patriots (7:15 p.m. CT, CBS).

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Preds to Support Broomball Match in Clarksville

Fort Campbell Major General Andrew Poppas, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett to Face Off on Clarksville Outdoor Rink

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Less than 24 hours after the Nashville Predators host the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena, a skirmish of similar proportions will take place just up the road.

The Downtown Commons outdoor ice rink in Clarksville, Tennessee, will be the sight, with Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett challenging Fort Campbell's Major General Andrew Poppas to a game of broomball, with faceoff set for 6:30 p.m. (CT) on Wednesday.

Members of the Preds Energy Team and GNASH, plus Predators alumni, will be on site to greet fans and cheer on the County and Fort Campbell teams as they do battle on the outdoor rink, with a public skating session to follow.

The event is a perfect opportunity for the Preds to support Clarksville's endeavors to grow the game of hockey, as well as show gratitude toward our nation's armed forces by joining in a friendly game of broomball - with major bragging rights on the line.

The public is invited to wear their Preds gear and attend the game on Wednesday evening, free of charge.

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Preds Extend Learn to Skate to Children with Disabilities

Roman Josi, Scott Hamilton Welcome Best Buddies to Ford Ice Center for Special Skating Session

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

Scott Hamilton has seen this scenario play out before.

When everything falls into place to make the community just a little bit better, it's probably not by accident. And you can't question it, you have to seize it.

The Gold Medalist and Founder of the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy at Ford Ice Center in Antioch, Tennessee, has seen his Learn to Skate program double, triple and quadruple in its impact during its three-plus years of existence, and yet there was one more area it needed to expand to.

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Preds Support Titans in Quest for NFL Playoff Berth

Predators Sport Titans Jerseys to Support Nashville's Football Team, Unite City

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Titan Up.

After receiving tremendous support from the Tennessee Titans throughout their run in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Predators were ready to return the favor.

Upon arrival to Bridgestone Arena in advance of Saturday's game against Minnesota, the Predators sported Titans jerseys as a show of support for Tennessee's game on Sunday against Jacksonville - a win and in scenario for Tennessee for a chance to clinch a berth in the 2017 NFL Playoffs.

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Metro Police Honor Subban for Work with Nashville Youth, Policemen

Subban's Blueline Buddies Pairs Nashville Youth with Metro Police for Each Preds Home Game

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

No one asked P.K. Subban to start his Blueline Buddies program. He wasn't poked or prodded by those around him to do something in regard to the relationship between underprivileged youth and law enforcement in this country.

Instead, Subban thought long and hard and decided to try and make a difference in his own way. That's just who he is.

And that's why Metro Nashville Chief of Police Steve Anderson dropped by Bridgestone Arena prior to a Predators home game last week to thank Subban and show appreciation for what the All-Star defenseman is doing for the community.

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Video: P.K. Subban's Holiday Surprise

Preds Defenseman Goes Undercover to Surprise Deserving Nashvillians

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

He's done it again.

The holidays are here, and Predators defenseman P.K. Subban has once again unveiled a Christmas miracle worthy of praise from the jolly old elf himself.

Without further ado, enjoy P.K.'s (Eddie's) holiday surprise - year four.

Subban's 2017 Holiday Surprise

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Bitetto, Sissons, Watson Share Christmas Spirit at Preds Holiday Party

Preds Players Host Deserving Families, Give Christmas Gifts During Holiday Party, Presented by Walmart

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

A Christmas tree went up in the breakroom area of the Nashville Predators front offices at Bridgestone Arena just as the holiday season arrived, decorated with lights and ornaments - lots of ornaments - but not in the traditional sense.

These ornaments were constructed from colorful paper, strung with yarn and emblazoned with the names of boys and girls, ages ranging from toddlers to teens, with a Christmas wish included below.

Everyday essentials like jackets and underwear were posted, but more playful wishes like bicycles and Barbie dolls also populated the lists of those whose names found their way to the tree.

Preds staffers plucked ornaments as they days and weeks went by, returning the neatly wrapped packages in preparation for the upcoming party. But as the big day approached, a few ornaments remained.

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Photos: Preds & Pins Raises $25,000 for 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund

Trisha Yearwood, Chris Kirkpatrick Join Preds Players, Other Celebs for Good Cause

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

2017 Preds & Pins

Preds, country stars go bowling to fight cancer

Ryan Johansen and Trisha Yearwood explain why they're so excited to take part in the Predators Foundation's annual Preds & Pins

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Strikes and spares were plentiful as the Nashville Predators and the Preds Foundation hosted their sixth annual Preds & Pins event, presented by UnitedHealthcare, in support of the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund, presented by Twice Daily.

Mattias Ekholm, Ryan Johansen and Yannick Weber stopped by for the main event, as did stars such as Trisha Yearwood, Chris Kirkpatrick and Barry Zito, plus Preds broadcasters and personalities. Scott Hartnell and Matt Irwin were also involved as children from Cottage Cove Urban Ministries and Nashville Inner City Ministries joined in the the early session.

The event raised $25,000 for the 365 Fund and has become one of the most beloved events of the season. Take a look at the best shots from the Hermitage Strike & Spare, the host of Preds & Pins.

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