Top 15 moments of the 2010-11 Preds season: #3
- Updated: June 9, 2011
This is a multi-part series where we countdown our Top 15 moments of the Nashville Predators’ 2010-11 season.
#3 :: TV TIMEOUT STANDING OVATION PROPELS PREDS TO ANOTHER GOAL
Anytime a TV timeout standing ovation happens inside Bridgestone Arena it’s special. But, on this night, it was magical.
On January 15, the Nashville Predators were down 2-0 in the first game of a home-and-home series with the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. Finally, with just over 10:00 left in the third period, Jerred Smithson scored to cut the Chicago lead to one. The next thing you knew, the puck dropped at center ice, the whistle eventually blew and all media went to a commercial break.
What happened next was absolutely incredible.
As Preds fans are prone to do when they feel the momentum shifting, Bridgestone Arena gave their team a standing ovation during the TV timeout. All 17,113 stood and cheered for all 2:00 of the break. Before the cheering could subside, however, Smithson won the face-off towards Joel Ward, who dished it along the boards to Ryan Suter, who fed it to Shea Weber for the game-tying goal just three seconds after the puck dropped.
The goal happened so fast, FS-Tennessee wasn’t even done with their scheduled promo yet so they had to show the goal as a replay only. Luckily, this cell phone video was posted on YouTube so you can really appreciate what it was like to be there.
Nashville would go onto win the game via the shootout but, if you were in the building for that moment, I promise you you’ll never forget that moment.
RELATED CONTENT: To fully appreciate the moment, be sure to read our recap of that game HERE.
EDITOR’S NOTE: I had a real hard time finding this so I want to thank Twitter user @imraiv for finding the video.