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Penguins fans eat catfish in the streets of Pittsburgh after winning the Stanley Cup

Catfish became the symbol of the Predators’ playoff run.

The Nashville Predators, an upstart hockey team in a nontraditional hockey market, go on a run to the Stanley Cup Final. Their Tennessee fans, inspired by the team, throw catfish onto the ice in Game 1 in Pittsburgh.

It becomes a symbol of their postseason. A rallying fish for an entire city and state falling in love with hockey.

The Predators lose Game 6 and the Stanley Cup Final. You are a Penguins fan. What do you do?

Yep. You go all Gollum on a bloody catfish in the middle of downtown Pittsburgh.

Hockey is incredible and weird and this is why we love it.