Nashville may be the country music capital of the world, but it turns out that Tennesseans may love hockey just as much. The Nashville Predators were formed in 1998 and the franchise has been playing in front of thousands of Nashville Predators Ticket Holders at the Bridgestone Arena ever since. The Nashville Predators (or Smashville Predators as some fans call them) even have their own goal song written by country superstar Tim McGraw. You’ll hear Nashville Predators fans sing the chorus “I like it, I love it” every time their beloved team scores a goal.
The Nashville Predators struggled in their few seasons on the ice, but started to see some success in the early 2000s. The Predators recorded their 100th victory on December 6, 2001. With that win, Nashville became the second-fastest expansion team of the 1990s to reach the 100-win mark. The next season, they qualified for their first Stanley Cup playoffs, but were eliminated early on. In 2006, the Predators set an NHL record by winning their first four games by one goal each. They also became the fourth NHL franchise to start the season 8–0. The last time a team started with such a strong record was the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1993.
The loss of key talent in the 2010s had the Nashville Predators focusing on rebuilding the team for several years. Nashville Predators Ticket Holders would finally see their team spring back to life in 2017 when the Predators advanced to their first Stanley Cup Finals but were ultimately defeated. On April 5, 2018, the Predators clinched their first division title in team history while also claiming their first President’s Trophy.
Nashville Predators fans believe in their team and know that a Stanley Cup win is in their future. Get your tickets to every Nashville Predators home game from Golden Tickets.