WHAT IT’S LIKE...
…to play in front of Nashville’s fans at home
Have you ever been to a game there? There’s nothing like it. People are standing up for the first, second, third period, the entire game. They’re standing and cheering. During stoppages in play, there are standing ovations almost every time.
No matter how we’re playing or what the score of the game is, our fans are behind us. There’s no other rink that has that kind of energy. So it’s special when we go home and get to play in front of our fans.
Does our crowd give us an edge over opponents? I don’t know about intimidation, but as far as communication and whatnot on the ice…even for us, we’re yelling across the bench just to ask someone something or to clarify something. It’s loud in there. We know how it is. I guess we deal with it every time. But for other teams coming in for the first time, I’m sure it’s pretty intense for them.