Hundreds look to snag $10 Preds playoff tickets - WKRN News 2

Hundreds look to snag $10 Preds playoff tickets

Posted: Updated: April 20, 2012 02:21 PM CDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

More than 350 fans lined up Friday morning for a chance to purchase $10 tickets to Friday night's Nashville Predators playoff game against Detroit.

The team has held a lottery on the morning of each home playoff game, giving 25 lucky fans the option of purchasing four tickets for $10 each.

Team officials said it was the largest crowd ever in its two-year-old lottery for the inexpensive tickets.

One fan said he came all the way from Toronto, Canada to see the game.

One fan dressed in a Red Wing sweater also showed up for the ticket lottery.

In the spirit of Southern hospitality, he got one from a friend who won four tickets with one of the lottery numbers.

The Preds have a 3-1 advantage over the Red Wings in the Western Conference Quarterfinals and if they win Friday night, they advance to round two of the Stanley Cup playoffs for only the second time in the team's history.

The Preds advanced to round two last year but lost to the Canucks in game six.

At five games, the Red Wings are facing their earliest elimination from the playoffs since 2006.

Friday night's game at Bridgestone Arena gets underway at 7 p.m.

A pre-party on the plaza outside the arena begins at 4 p.m.

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