The main vitriol, though, is reserved for the other team’s goalie. When he lets a puck get by him, the crowd erupts in a raucous, synchronized cry of, “He shoots! He scores! You suck!” Then the assembled Predators fans begin to repeatedly chant the goalie’s name, just to remind him of his failure.
Penguins goalie Matt Murray got it rough during the latest games at Bridgestone. After each of the seven goals he let up this series, the Predators were quick to remind that he was not playing his best: “Murrrrraaayyy. Murrrrraaayyy. Murrrrraaayyy. You suck!” For good measure, they added, “It’s all your fault! It’s all your fault! It’s all your fault!” To his credit, Murray was surprisingly even-tempered in his reaction to the ruthless chiding. “It was loud. It was really loud,” he said. “Passionate fan base, and it’s what we expected.”