Country western superstar Trisha Yearwood sang the Star-Spangled Banner prior to the Nashville Predators home game against the Anaheim Ducks in game six of the Western Conference Final of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs on Monday evening. Yearwood brought the Predators good luck, as they beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-3 to reach their very first Stanley Cup Finals berth in franchise history.
Yearwood, a native of Monticello, Georgia, has won three Grammy Awards in her music career for "I Fall to Pieces", "How do I live" and "In Another's Eyes". She is also married to American country music superstar Garth Brooks.
The Predators meanwhile got a huge night from center Colton Sissons of Vancouver, British Columbia, who recorded a hat trick and was a +5. It was also a great game for Austin Watson of Ann Arbour, Michigan, who scored twice and had six blocked shots.
Meanwhile, Predators head coach Peter Laviolette of Norwood, Massachusetts made hockey history on Monday. He became the fourth hockey coach ever to lead three different teams to a Stanley Cup Final. He joins Scotty Bowman, Mike Keenan and Dick Irvin Sr. Laviolette also guided the Carolina Hurricanes to a 2006 Stanley Cup victory and the Philadelphia Flyers to the 2010 Stanley Cup Final.