NHL: Nashville Predators practice at Germain Arena

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Scenes from the NHL's Nashville Predators practice at Germain Arena on Tuesday Sept. 17, 2013. The team is in town training before their preseason game against the Tampa Bay Lightening in Tampa on Thursday.

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SCOTT MCINTYRE/Staff Scenes from the NHL's Nashville Predators practice at Germain Arena on Tuesday Sept. 17, 2013. The team is in town training before their preseason game against the Tampa Bay Lightening in Tampa on Thursday.

— The Nashville Predators made Germain Arena feel like home on Tuesday.

The Predators held a practice from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Germain Arena. The Predators spread their practice across Germain Arena’s three ice rinks, giving fans an opportunity to see the team in constant action.

“Today we went to three groups to try to change it up a little bit,” Predators coach Barry Trotz, the longest tenured coach in the NHL, said. “It was a little old-school workout without any fancy machines."

Trotz and Predators general manager David Poile decided Germain Arena would be the perfect spot to set camp during the team’s three-day gap between games. The Predators played two games against the Florida Panthers on Monday and travel to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.

The visit to Southwest Florida was a treat for many die-hard NHL fans. Predators players signed autographs for fans after practice before wrapping up their training session for the day.

The Predators hold practices on Wednesday and Thursday morning before embarking to Tampa.

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