Saturday I watched the Preds take on the Flyers in Bridgestone Arena. Too bad I'm a Preds fan first, because I really like the Flyers' Orange (I bleed orange, Go Pokes!). After sitting on the glass and above the Goal Zone, I think I like the higher seats better so I can watch the entire game. That said, I wouldn't turn down seats on the glass for the excitement of being that close. Either way, I find hockey a pretty exciting sport to watch live. Combine the energy of the crowd, the cold temps from the ice, and players throwing the opposition against the glass, and it's a fun time.
Here's the recap of the game. Preds win 4-2, extend their streak to 5 wins! I forgot my No.20 shirt to support my favorite player Ryan Suter, but did find a No.12 shirt for Mike Fisher (Mr Carrie Underwood).
My highlights of the game?
- During a score review in the 1st period, someone threw a whole catfish onto the ice (Still trying to figure that one out)
- This photo... Ryan Ellis #49 of the Nashville Predators checks Wayne Simmonds #17 the Philadelphia Flyers off the puck during an NHL game at the Bridgestone Arena on January 14, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)... He went flat on the ice.
- Fisher scored an empty netter in the last minute of the game. My first to see.
- My first game with the Preds winning in regulation and scoring 4 points.
- Front row seats, on the upper deck, behind home net, with all you can eat hot dogs, popcorn, peanuts, and drinks!
- We were sitting in the right spot to see Carrie Underwood's box and she came out to cheer when Fisher scored. Scott caught a look at her. I was too busy looking at the players. Probably a good thing. I wouldn't be nice if I ran into her.
|If you ever get a chance, cross the Pedestrian Bridge and take a gander of downtown Nashville at night from above the Cumberland River. Truly an awesome sight to take in.|
|Smashville! I'm told it's a great home-ice atmosphere in the Hockey world. Especially with the crowd decked out in Predator Gold. This season the games are averaging a 97% capacity crowd for home games.|