The St. Louis Blues and the Nashville Predators have become bitter rivals over the last week and a half as the two teams battle in the NHL playoffs. The Predators lead the best-of-seven series three games to one and can eliminate the Blues on Friday night at Scottrade Center.
As the series shifts from Nashville to St. Louis, the Predators are thinking about much more than eliminating the Blues from the playoffs. They are thinking about how they can assist St. Louis in flood relief.
The Predators announced that proceeds raised from the Smash Car, and their online auction, will be donated to assist in flood relief efforts.
From the Predators' website:
"It was just seven years ago this week that our own city experienced life-altering flooding that left our city with immense damage," Nashville Predators Foundation Chairman Gerry Helper said. "The volunteer state, with some much-appreciated support and assistance from the NHL community, helped rebuild Nashville and is the reason why Bridgestone Arena is here today."
"Smashville's passion for the Predators is heightened by this great playoff match and gives us the opportunity to help the St. Louis in their fundraising efforts to assist those that are affected by the flooding." Nashville Predators President and CEO Sean Henry said. "On the ice we are adversaries, but off the ice, we are partners on so many fronts, and we hope the funds generated through our fans' generosity can help the Blues' community as they recover from the devastation caused."