Shortly after her husband, Nashville Predators captain Mike Fisher, posted a message on Instagram thanking the fans for an “unforgettable year”, Carrie Underwood also broke her silence after the Predators’ Stanley Cup loss.
“Thank you Preds fans for an unforgettable year! You brought passion like the NHL has never seen before and made me so proud to wear the jersey! You guys made this experience the best year of my career and can’t thank you enough for the support and for the memories that I’ll never forget,” he wrote accompanying a photo of a sold-out Bridgestone Arena.
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Thank you preds fans for an unforgettable year! You brought passion like the NHL has never seen before and made me so proud to wear the jersey! You guys made this experience the best year of my career and can't thank you enough for the support and for the memories that I'll never forget!! #smashville #standwithus
Underwood was extremely vocal during the Stanley Cup playoffs, often tweeting her support and posting celebration videos on Instagram after each win. She complained about the refs when she felt her husband’s team was being treated unfairly, but when their season was officially over on Sunday (June 11), she stayed suspiciously quiet.
Hockey fans heckled her on Twitter, but she didn’t respond – until now. Posting a sweet photo of her and Fisher, she focused on the positive, rather than the negative.
“Had a lovely night last night celebrating with the players, wives and staff of the [Predators]…oh, as well as with this hunk! We are so thankful for such an incredible season and the amazing group of people we got to spend it with!”
Although the Predators didn’t come home with the coveted Stanley Cup, they did have a reason to celebrate. Never in franchise history had the Predators ever appeared in the Stanley Cup Finals, which a huge deal in the sports world.
Congrats to the Predators on a hard-fought season! Watch Underwood perform the National Anthem during one of the playoff games below.