Watch Brad Paisley Sing the National Anthem at the Nashville Predators’ Second 2018 NHL Playoffs Game
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Brad Paisley performed the National Anthem prior to the Nashville Predators' second 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs game on Saturday afternoon (April 15). Readers can press play above to watch Paisley's rendition of the Anthem, for which he accompanied himself on guitar.
The Nashville Predators' first-round 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs matchup is against the Colorado Avalanche. The Preds hosted the first game of the best-of-seven series on Thursday (April 12), with Rascal Flatts performing the Anthem that night; in that game, Nashville defeated Colorado 5-2. After Saturday's game, the teams head to Colorado for Game 3 and Game 4 on April 16 and April 18, respectively. Should the series require it, Game 5 would take place in Nashville on April 20, Game 6 would occur in Colorado on April 22, and Game 7 would happen on April 24 in Nashville.
Nashville Predators fans can expect loads of surprises during the team's home playoff games in 2018. Previously, both Carrie Underwood -- who is married to Predators player Mike Fisher -- and Predators President and CEO Sean Henry teased that big things were coming.
The Nashville Predators' tradition of inviting country superstars to perform the National Anthem prior to home playoff games began during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Last year, Underwood was the first to get involved, but Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Trisha Yearwood and many more also got in on the fun throughout the Preds' Stanley Cup run. For his part, last year, Paisley took part in the team's tradition of bringing catfish to big games.
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