Stanley Cup Final: A wild night in Nashville (Photos)

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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.

<p>The madness from high above, while there was still a place to stand. (@TSNBobMcKenzie/Twitter) </p>
Calm before the storm

The madness from high above, while there was still a place to stand. (@TSNBobMcKenzie/Twitter)

<p>Nashville’s pregame tradition foreshadowed the rout that soon followed. (@reporterchris/Twitter) </p>
Smashville

Nashville’s pregame tradition foreshadowed the rout that soon followed. (@reporterchris/Twitter)

<p>Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Alan Jackson performs on Broadway before the big game. (@OfficialJackson/Twitter) </p>
Hall of Fame performance

Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Alan Jackson performs on Broadway before the big game. (@OfficialJackson/Twitter)

<p>“I Wish I Were a Fish.” —<br> Catfish Guy, probably. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) </p>
Catfish Guy

“I Wish I Were a Fish.” —
Catfish Guy, probably. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

<p>Speaking of catfish, this has to be the first time a player has done this. (Mark Humphrey/AP) </p>
Fleury flicks a fish

Speaking of catfish, this has to be the first time a player has done this. (Mark Humphrey/AP)

<p>This guy gets it. (Mark Humphrey/AP) </p>
Instrument of Crime

This guy gets it. (Mark Humphrey/AP)

<p>Predators mascot Gnash hangs out before puck drop. (Frederick Breedon/Getty) </p>
Gnarly Gnash

Predators mascot Gnash hangs out before puck drop. (Frederick Breedon/Getty)

<p>His second act was even more impressive. What a night for Gnash.<br> (@Matt_Taylor66/Twitter) </p>
Gnarlier Gnash

His second act was even more impressive. What a night for Gnash.
(@Matt_Taylor66/Twitter)

<p>Jake Guentzel opens the scoring with his playoff-leading 13th goal. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) </p>
Guentzel stays hot

Jake Guentzel opens the scoring with his playoff-leading 13th goal. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

<p>The Predators scored twice in 42 seconds in the second period, including this goal by Frederick Gaudreau, and never looked back.<br> (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports) </p>
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)

<p>Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban were adorably awkward. (@SINow/Twitter) </p>
Famous fans

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban were adorably awkward. (@SINow/Twitter)

<p>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) </p>
Rinne rebounds

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)

<p>Things didn’t go so well for Matt Murray — and the fans let him have it all night long. (Mark Humphrey/AP) </p>
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)

<p>Things got a little ugly in the third period, which Harry Zolnierczyk found hilarious. (Mark Humphrey/AP) </p>
Rough stuff

Things got a little ugly in the third period, which Harry Zolnierczyk found hilarious. (Mark Humphrey/AP)

<p>The Predators are known for their defense, but this is just absurd. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images) </p>
Protect ya net

The Predators are known for their defense, but this is just absurd. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

<p>The fans head home happy with the series now 2-1. (Mark Humphrey/AP) </p>
Celebration

The fans head home happy with the series now 2-1. (Mark Humphrey/AP)

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