Game 1 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals wasn't a total loss for Predators fans.
Although it ended 5-3 PIT, the Preds dominated the game -- and one heroic fan even managed to throw a catfish in enemy territory.
The catfish made its way onto the ice early in the 2nd period -- and we're pretty sure it's responsible for the first (official) goal by the Preds, which came just a few minutes later.
[nothing like a little hometown love to rally the team, right?]
The whole thing is even more satisfying because local grocery stores in Pittsburgh were refusing to sell catfish to Predators fans.
They checked IDs and everything in an attempt to prevent this sort of incident -- BUT THEY COULDN'T, BECAUSE PREDS FANS WILL NOT BE STOPPED.
So who did it?
Who is responsible? WHO DO WE THANK?!
Apparently it was a local sports radio guy by the name Jacob Deveral.
Deveral, please allow me to personally thank you, on behalf of Smashville.
You are now a legend to the Preds nation.
[Are you still confused about Preds fans throw catfish on the ice?
Watch the video below to educate yourself.]