Maren Morris Sings National Anthem at Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche Game 5 [WATCH]
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The Nashville Predators invited Maren Morris to sing the National Anthem before their third home game of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Friday night (April 20). Readers can press play above to watch the country star's rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
The Nashville Predators' first-round 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs matchup is against the Colorado Avalanche. The Preds hosted the first two games of the best-of-seven series on April 12, with Rascal Flatts performing the Anthem that night; in that game, Nashville defeated Colorado 5-2. They also won Game 2 of the series in Nashville on April 14, for which Brad Paisley sang the National Anthem.
After Game 2, the teams headed to Colorado for Game 3 and Game 4 on April 16 and April 18, respectively; the Predators lost Game 3 but won Game 4, so if they win Game 5, the series will be over. Should the series require it, however, 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.
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