Nashville Predators fan finds out he won free Stanley Cup tickets a month late

Stanley Cup tickets are, naturally, hard to come by — but it becomes even more difficult to acquire the coveted passes when a city is hosting its first Finals ever.

That was the case this year when the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators faced off. While Pittsburgh has already won five Stanley Cup Finals (including 2016 and, spoiler alert, 2017), Nashville made its first appearance in the championship just this year.

Predators fan Andrew Fudge obviously wanted to be there. He took to Twitter twice with the hashtag #TDPreds to get the attention of the team — and it worked!

Fudge won two tickets to Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Nashville. There was just one problem: he never checked his Twitter direct messages.

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Hundreds of thousands line streets of Pittsburgh for Stanley Cup celebration

The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks Sunday night to win their first Stanley Cup since 2009, and the fourth in team history. Citizens of Pittsburgh, obviously thrilled by the victory, came out in droves for the team’s celebratory parade on Wednesday.

Officials estimate that the number of people lining the streets reached 400,000, which is impressive considering the city itself is home to just over 300,000.

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