Butch Jones had a message of encouragement for the Nashville Predators before their game Monday night.
The Predators are up 3-2 to the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference Finals of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a chance to close out the series. The Tennessee head coach wished the Preds luck before a speaking event with the Nashville Sports Council, even using the team’s playoff hashtag, #StandWithUs.
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Jones isn’t the first college football coach in the state to get behind Nashville during the playoffs. Vanderbilt football coach Derek Mason had his own message of encouragement for the Predators earlier in the series.
The Predators made an improbable run as a wildcard team, and now a win at home will clinch a spot in the Stanley Cup Finals. The winner of this series will play the winner of Penguins-Senators series in the Eastern Conference Finals.
The good news for the Predators is that Jones has been responsible for some impressive, even magical wins before.