Last week I had the opportunity to go to the pre-season opener of the Nashville Predators hockey team against the Carolina Hurricanes. Best Friend won 2 tickets on a radio call-in and we were planning a chick evening.
But then she couldn’t make it and her hubby, C, came instead. They are big hockey fans and go as often as they can. As you can see, C even has the cool shirt to wear. So I headed off for mine…and found out I have excellent tastes. The first shirt I picked up was $350! I about fell over!! Needless to say, I found something else with fewer digits in it… Picked up a little Gnash for Hanna too.
Before long the players were out on the ice warming up.
Folks came from all over for the game. Even Mars…
Pretty soon the Predators mascot Gnash was getting the crowd revved up. Make some noise? They sure did!
And the game was on!
It started out calm enough. Even tho they took out one of the referees in the first few minutes with a puck to the face. OUCH!
But it didn’t take long to start getting rowdy.
Notice the Pred’s player in the upper left being tripped? It wasn’t appreciated…
There were quite a few *ahem* … discussions… on the ice too.
And every so often, an out-and-out brawl.
But for the most part, it was just good hockey action. Unfortunately, the Pred’s could have shown a bit more action as the final score was 1 to 3 in favor of the Hurricanes.