Lightning touch down in Nashville ready to ride

NASHVILLE — The Lightning arrived in Nashville Friday afternoon for their Stadium Sequence match obviously intent on embracing the city’s rich place songs background.

As the workforce exited buses at its downtown resort, players had cowboy hats with them. Some, like ahead Alex Killorn and defenseman Mikhail Sergachev, wore them into the lodge. Many others held them in hand. Injured defenseman Zach Bogosian carried his in a hat situation.

Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman arrives at the team's hotel in Nashville holding a cowboy hat.
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman arrives at the team’s lodge in Nashville keeping a cowboy hat. [ EDUARDO A. ENCINA | Tampa Bay Times ]

Be expecting much more nation-themed equipment from the Lightning top into Saturday’s game at Nissan Stadium. The NHL showcases the host metropolis with its outside video games. The rink will be surrounded by neon information symbolizing the dazzling signs of Nashville’s Reduce Broadway bars. Huge-title state new music acts like Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley will conduct.

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And the league is inviting lovers to welcome each workforce buses as they arrive at the stadium in advance of the activity on Saturday on Victory Avenue at Gate 9.

Lightning players arrive at the team hotel in Nashville for their Stadium Series game against the Predators.
Lightning gamers get there at the workforce lodge in Nashville for their Stadium Series game from the Predators. [ EDUARDO A. ENCINA | Tampa Bay Times ]

The Lightning bus is expected to get there at the stadium at about 3:15 p.m. CT (4:15 EST). The Predators bus will arrive all-around 3:40 p.m. CT (4:40 EST).

Predators players will get there dressed in New music Metropolis Outlaws-themed, personalized-created Travis Austin put on. And provided what we observed in the course of Friday’s arrival, the Lightning really should be decked out in their individual place-themed garments.

The two teams are scheduled to follow later Friday at the stadium, their initial time on the out of doors ice sheet. Temperature has been an concern foremost into this weekend, with continuous rain forcing the league to get the job done additional time to shield the ice from melting.

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