When they write the history of this city, of this town, Monday night painted in blue and gold will be a defining chapter.
How could it not be? After the moment the Nashville Predators beat the Anaheim Duck 6-3 winning the Western Conference Finals.
When the Predators came to Nashville in 1998 they were an improbable dream, an afterthought in the NHL. They are now a force to be reckoned with.
This city, so desperate for a team to rally around, finally has something to celebrate.
"It’s our town, our time, our team," said Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, surrounded by thousands of ecstatic Predators fans who had filled lower Broadway after the win.
Western Conference Champions. Late nights, sudden deaths, you may be tired but this is not a dream.
Monday night on Broadway and 5th Avenue, we were all on the same team. Music city, singing the same high note in unison.
"We got the cup, it's coming here there's no way we aren't going to win it," one excited fan said.
When they write the history of this city, of our home, this team and this moment will always belong to us.