But there's one under-the-radar Twitter account that is suddenly getting a ton of attention...and it's that of Captain Ryan Ellis. No, not #4 - the bearded defenseman for the Preds. This is a Parody Twitter account run, according to WSMV Channel 4, by a big Preds fan (that doesn't live in Nashville) named Charles Chessnut.
The tweets are written as if they were letters from a Civil War solider to his mother back home. And they are UH-mazing. Like this one that followed last night's Game 4 victory.
This one went out right after Calle Jarnkrok and the Penguins' Sidney Crosby exchanged goals in a short period of time last night.
Mother— Captain Ryan Ellis (@Ellis4Captain) June 6, 2017
Lt Jarnkrok & his men were having a ball at the expense of Col Murray's brigade until Gen Crosby grew irate enough to halt their fun
Celebrating Pekka's Game 3 bounceback
Mother— Captain Ryan Ellis (@Ellis4Captain) June 4, 2017
Gen Rinne healed quickly from his wounds & led us onto another glorious victory as we bombarded the Yinzers & sent them reeling. pic.twitter.com/nKxCe1TNHq
And even showing his support in the midst of less inspiring circumstances, like the Preds' Game 2 loss...
Mother— Captain Ryan Ellis (@Ellis4Captain) June 1, 2017
Gen Rinne's horse was set to bucking after being struck by a spent bullet on the rump but the battle lately goes our way.
Preds fans all around the country have caught on to the account, and are joining in on the fun in full force.
Sir, Your regiment in Hermitage prepares for battle in our finest gold. Those Steeler Yankees will be contained.— Natalie (@gnat65) June 3, 2017
@Ellis4Captain SIR! Our cannons are prepped, our voices warmed, glorious victory shall be our song. Wrath shall rain like a summer pop-up.— Cellblock 303 (@Cellblock303) June 3, 2017
Reinforcements have arrived from the Illinois Brigade and are ready to terrorize the Western Pennsylvania Menace.— Zack McCann (@zabrmc) June 3, 2017
The Macon County Militia has acquired reinforcements and will defend the northern flank of Ft. Bridgestone with more vigor than ever.— Chris Brooks (@CBrooksTN) June 3, 2017
Even in the heated throes of battle, however, Captain Ellis isn't afraid to stoop to throwing a little shade.
Bravo, Captain Ryan Ellis / Charles Chessnut. Bravo and keep up the good work!