As you would expect, there are plenty of special activities planned for Saturday's 1000th Predator game celebration that is scheduled for an early start time of 6 p.m. and pits Nashville against the Montreal Canadiens.
In addition to local coverage on Fox Sports Tennessee, the game is being televised throughout Canada as the first game of the weekly Hockey Night in Canada Doubleheader.
It is fitting that the schedule makers matched the Predators against Montreal who is the oldest continuously operated hockey team and the only current team that predated the formation of the NHL in 1917. The Habs celebrated their hundredth birthday in 2009 and spent two seasons with tributes and celebrations of their own.
Things will kick off with a party on the plaza at 3:30 p.m that will include live music, games, face painting, and the beer garden. The first two games in Predator history from 1998 will be shown on the video screen.
Inside the Bridgestone Arena, the tributes will begin promptly at 6 p.m. so you will want to be in your seats on time. There will be a special ceremonial puck drop during the pre-game with all former Predator employees and players invited to participate.
Throughout the evening, the Preds' crack in-game production team will feature plenty of “vintage” elements.
During the second intermission, Tom Fitzgerald (first team captain) and Mike Dunham (first goaltender) will be signing autographs outside of the Predators' Pro Shop.
A few tickets remain and you can go here for POTG discount tickets for Saturdays' game as well as all remaining games and use the offer code preds.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOntheGlass