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Arena's 15th Anniversary: Music City Becomes A Sports Hotbed

Friday, 02.10.2012 / 4:53 AM CT / Nashville Predators
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Arena\'s 15th Anniversary: Music City Becomes A Sports Hotbed
Every week throughout Bridgestone Arena's Anniversary Season, we will celebrate the Arena's 15 year partnership with the Middle Tennessee community.

15th Anniversary Reflections: Music City Becomes A Sports Hotbed

Bridgestone Arena has served as the catalyst to jump Nashville to the forefront of the national sports scene. The arena brought the NHL to Nashville and also allowed the city to lure major international and NCAA events. Over a 19 year period starting in 2001 and scheduled through 2019, Bridgestone Arena will serve as the host site to 12 SEC Basketball Tournaments, including this year's Women's Tournament and next year's Men's Tournament. The support of the SEC has helped the Arena become a regular fixture among NCAA Basketball host site rotation with the Men's Tournament returning to Bridgestone Arena this spring and the Women's Final Four arriving in 2014.

Mike Slive, Commissioner - SEC Conference
Over the first nine years of Mike Slive's tenure as Commissioner of the Southeastern Conference the SEC has emerged as the preeminent conference in college athletics, including entering a long-term partnership with Bridgestone Arena to host upcoming conference tournaments.

Fact Of The Week:

  • When the SEC Women’s Tournament last took place at Bridgestone Arena in 2008, it was the highest attended event in the 33-year history of the tournament with more than 51,000 fans passing through the turnstiles during that event, while the three SEC Men's Tournaments hosted at Bridgestone Arena (2001, 2006, and 2010) combined to produce nearly $41 million in cumulative economic impact for Nashville, including an $18.4 million boost to the city's enconomy during the 2010 event.

SMASHVILLE CENTRAL

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STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
5 COL 58 29 25 4 155 160 62
6 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
7 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
8 NSH 55 25 21 9 142 148 59
9 ARI 54 25 23 6 143 164 56
10 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
11 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
12 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 55 11 29 -2 40
F. Forsberg 55 18 18 -7 36
S. Weber 55 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 55 6 28 3 34
J. Neal 55 20 13 18 33
M. Ekholm 55 6 19 3 25
R. Ellis 54 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 55 11 7 -1 18
C. Jarnkrok 54 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 38 4 12 -1 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 8 .902 2.57
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36