On June 11, 17,271 fans rocked Bridgestone Arena for Game Six of the Stanley Cup Final. The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Nashville Predators 2-0 and took the Cup that night, but anyone who was there will remember the support Music City gave its hockey team.
For Mike Fisher, that night was a terrific sendoff for his hockey career. The 37-year-old center announced his retirement Thursday morning.
“I can still picture it vividly,” Fisher, a veteran of 17 NHL seasons wrote in an op-ed in The Tennessean. “I gasped. How was there that many people there? And all to support us? It was almost incomprehensible.”
While Fisher called the day “bittersweet” — the Preds lost after all — he knew wouldn’t play a game quite like that ever again.