Predators Player gets crushed, left with R on Forehead during Preds Win
Maybe, just maybe...this was a harbinger of a historical night in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday.
The picture you see in the header---Nashville Predators Viktor Arvidsson. Arvidsson was the victim of a crushing hit on the boards by Nick Ritchie of the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 of their Western Conference Finals series.
And yes, the hit left Arvidsson with an "R" on his forehead, while Ritchie was tossed from the game. This is not photoshopped. It made the Internet do Internet things---because that's what happens after something like this.
There were plenty more:
And then this...which yeah, pretty much summed up the electric evening in Nash-Vegas:
Here's some Local TV Coverage from our friends at NewsChannel 5 in Nashville: