NASHVILLE Its a common sight for any Central Division game at Bridgestone Arena on a Saturday night. Fans from out of town, dressed in the opposing teams jerseys, stroll up and down Broadway, cruising in and out of bars.
During the game, they try to start up their own chants and the home fans feel obligated to drown them out by generating their own noise, thus raising the decibel level of a notoriously loud building.
That was the case last Saturday when the St. Louis Blues visited the Predators with one point separating the teams in the standings for second and third place in the division not to mention fourth and fifth place in the Western Conference.
During a television timeout with 8:59 left in regulation, the Nashville fans took to one of their trademark thunderous standing ovations for the entire stoppage. Such was the atmosphere for the Predators 3-1 victory and an intensity that is likely to mark many of the remaining contests among Nashville, St. Louis, Chicago and Detr...