The Nashville Predators had a special surprise waiting for its players when they arrived at their hotel rooms on Sunday.
They were greeted with framed pictures of their families on their nightstands as first reported by The Athletic’s Adam Vingan. Star forwards Matt Duchene and Ryan Johansen shared photos of the sweet gesture on their Instagram Story.
“I’m not crying, you’re crying,” Duchene wrote.
NHL players could be separated from their families for as long as five weeks during the postseason. If a team reaches the Conference Finals, their families will be allowed to join them in September in the Edmonton bubble. Capitals players made their emotional goodbyes to their families over the weekend.