Nashville Predators goaltender Anders Lindback was part of a precious moment before the opening face-off inside Bridgestone Arena tonight.
Before every home contest, the Predators have an “honorary blueliner of the game.” Tonight’s honoree was goaltender Michael Dillard of the NYHL Mite Icebreakers.
Just before the National Anthem, Dillard (no taller than 4’0″) skated out and stood next to the 6’6″ netminder. Lindback bent down and chatted with the mini-goalie for a few seconds. The following photos were taken toward the end of the anthem.
Thank you to Twitter users @diamondhockey, @HockeyChick107 and @roohound for snapping quick photos.
PHOTO CREDIT: Jim Diamond // The Examiner (used with permission)