Though the Nashville Predators will not play on October 31 this year, we thought it apropos to look back on all the frightening face-offs since 1998.
Oh, how sentimental the holidays make us! Halloween may not fully fit the “holiday” mold but the entire country treats it as such. Decorated houses, creative concoctions of delectable delight, the gleaming shimmer of candy laden hope visible in the eyes of children. Yes, it certainly does feel like a special day, especially when the Nashville Predators take to the ice.
Unfortunately, October 31, 2017 will not provide host to Music City’s favorite winter warriors. Yes, it certainly does feel like a let down. But do not be downcast friends, for the wait will only be but an extra night. While we wait in anticipation for November 1 and the next Nashville Predators game, let us look back on our heritage. We must reflect on how Hockey Tonk has fared on Halloween.
Since their inaugural season in 1998, the Nashville Predators have played ten times on October 31. In those games, the team is 4-3-3. Despite the winning record overall, the last six years have proven tough for the Predators, leading to a 0-1-3 record.
Since the turn of the decade, the Halloween game has appeared to suffer from a kind of hex that, alas, will not have a chance to be broken this year. Perhaps it may benefit us to understand the highs and lows of playing on the last day in October.
Here is the Nashville Predators’ Halloween record by the numbers.