Nashville Predators Played A Smash Bros Theme At A Game


During last night’s NHL playoff game between the Nashville Predators and the Chicago Blackhawks, there was some peculiar music being played during dead puck time. Usually, depending on the venue, you get some dad rock music or Darude’s “Sandstorm” playing to get the crowd hyped up for the ensuing action. For this noteworthy night, however, Smash Bros fans felt right at home. After close to 18 minutes of play in the 1st period of play in this series’ Game 2, the Nashville Predators organist started to play the Super Smash Bros. Brawl theme. Check out the video below, and hear it for yourself.

For anyone who doubted him, “Krazy” Kyle Hankins, the actual Nashville Predators organist, confirmed that he played the theme by showing the actual sheet music on Twitter. If there was ever a time to forgive the use of Comic Sans font, this would be it, right here! Apparently, Krazy Kyle also played the theme for The Legend of Zelda, although nobody thought to capture it on DVR quite like it was done for the Super Smash Bros. Brawl theme.

This isn’t the first time video game music has made an appearance during play in an NHL hockey arena. During the very early days of 2014, a Montreal Canadiens player, Travis Moen, dropped the gloves and fought with Dallas Stars player Antoine Russel during a game. The stadium audio team thought it was fighting to insert Guile’s Theme from Street Fighter, as it tends to go with everything. They were right! Later on in that very same game, Ryan White of the Habs tussled with Stars’ Cameron Gaunce to the tune of Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! Here’s hoping to Preds stay in the playoffs longer, so we can hear some more quality video games music in the weeks ahead.

h/t SB Nation

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