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

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)

Smashville

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)

Catfish Guy

“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)

Gnarly Gnash

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

Gnarlier Gnash

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

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)

Famous fans

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

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)

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)

Rough stuff

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)

Celebration

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