The first ever Stanley Cup Final game in Nashville was a sight to behold.
Here are some of the best photos from the Predators’ big night — on and off the ice.
Calm before the storm
The madness from high above, while there was still a place to stand. (@TSNBobMcKenzie/Twitter)
Nashville’s pregame tradition foreshadowed the rout that soon followed. (@reporterchris/Twitter)
Hall of Fame performance
Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Alan Jackson performs on Broadway before the big game. (@OfficialJackson/Twitter)
“I Wish I Were a Fish.” —
Catfish Guy, probably. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Fleury flicks a fish
Speaking of catfish, this has to be the first time a player has done this. (Mark Humphrey/AP)
Instrument of Crime
This guy gets it. (Mark Humphrey/AP)
Predators mascot Gnash hangs out before puck drop. (Frederick Breedon/Getty)
His second act was even more impressive. What a night for Gnash.
Guentzel stays hot
Jake Guentzel opens the scoring with his playoff-leading 13th goal. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Preds answer back
The Predators scored twice in 42 seconds in the second period, including this goal by Frederick Gaudreau, and never looked back.
(Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban were adorably awkward. (@SINow/Twitter)
Pekka Rinne came up with a number of big stops for the Predators, none bigger than this sprawling save in the second period. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)
Murray gets grilled
Things didn’t go so well for Matt Murray — and the fans let him have it all night long. (Mark Humphrey/AP)
Things got a little ugly in the third period, which Harry Zolnierczyk found hilarious. (Mark Humphrey/AP)
Protect ya net
The Predators are known for their defense, but this is just absurd. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
The fans head home happy with the series now 2-1. (Mark Humphrey/AP)