Carrie Underwood Returns for Anthem at Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets Game 2 [WATCH]
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The Nashville Predators brought Carrie Underwood back to sing the National Anthem prior to Game 2 of their 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs series vs. the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night (April 29). Readers can press play above to watch the performance
The Predators and the Jets kicked off their best-of-seven second-round series on Friday night (April 27) in Music City; Dierks Bentley and Del McCoury sang the Anthem for that game, which the Preds lost. After Sunday night's game, the teams will head to Winnipeg for Game 3 on Tuesday (May 1) and Game 4 on Thursday (May 3). If necessary, Game 5 would take place in Nashville on May 5, Game 6 would occur in Winnipeg on May 7, and Game 7 would happen back in Nashville on May 10.
Nashville defeated the Colorado Avalanche four games to two in their first-round playoffs matchup. Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley and Maren Morris sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the team's three home games during that series.
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 -- who is married to Predators player Mike Fisher -- 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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