Dead ducks go flying as Nashville Predators take on Anaheim Ducks

It happened again.

Someone tossed a dead duck on the ice during NHL Western Conference finals between the Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks.

The fully feathered, but totally dead, mallard was thrown before the opening face-off of Game 4 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Thursday night.

Call it duck hunting of sorts.

But by taking a chapter out of the Detroit Red Wings octopus-flinging playbook.


But it’s not the first time.

During Game 3 Tuesday another Preds fan flung a dead duck to the ice.


And that fan responsible wasn’t keeping quiet.

According to the Tennessean, it was Doug Harris III was the one who showed up with a plucked duck, which was purchased at a market.

“I was sure I was going to get thrown out,” Harris told the Tennessean after the game. “We were sitting on row six and I got down really low to the ice. I waited until the security guard turned his head and heaved it over. He looked at me and didn’t say a word.”

Some people weren’t so thrilled by the stunt.


The Ducks, by the way, won 3-2 in overtime in Game 4.

The series is now tied 2-2.

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