Nashville Predators Welcome Kelly Clarkson for National Anthem

Anaheim Ducks Beat the Preds 3-2

Nashville Predators fans heading downtown on foot to Game Four of their Stanley Cup playoffs against the Anaheim Ducks were overhead guessing that Kelly Clarkson would be the night’s National Anthem performer.

And they guessed right.

Before the puck dropped, the three-time Grammy winner hit the ice wearing a No. 82 Preds jersey to deliver a soaring version of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Kings of Leon were also there waving their rally towels.

NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 18: The band Kings of Leon energize the home crowd prior to Game Four of the Western Conference Final between the Nashville Predators and the Anaheim Ducks during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena on May 18, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images) John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images

During the game, Clarkson tweeted, “Dear @PredsNHL please win, or people will blame me! #ANAvsNSH Go Preds!”

But unfortunately, Clarkson’s plea didn’t work. The Ducks beat the Predators 3-2 in overtime. The Western Conference Final continues Saturday (May 20) in Anaheim.