Cory Monteith versus Carrie Underwood as hockey playoffs shift to Nashville


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How would Finn Hudson look in a grizzly beard? Because it’s Stanley Cup playoff season in the National Hockey League, the time when superstitious players refuse to shave as long as their team’s alive, and Glee‘s Cory Monteith is a passionate Vancouver Canucks fan. His team advanced to the second round on Tuesday night with a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory in a Game 7 against the Chicago Blackhawks. Wearing a green Canucks t-shirt, the Canadian native stopped by to relive his team’s glorious cliffhanger, which he witnessed on TV in a midtown New York pub. “I literally stood up … and started screaming,” crowed Monteith. “And everybody was like, ‘What is this guy doing?'”

Vancouver and Monteith might have their hands full now, though. Not only do the Canucks face the Nashville Predators in a best-of-seven series beginning tonight, but Monteith’s fandom — and singing talents — is about to be crushed by one Carrie Underwood. The singing sensation is married to Predators forward Mike Fisher.

Will these two high-profile fans be willing to put their voices where… their mouths are? Loser has to sing the other’s national anthem in the playoffs’ next round? Who’s game for a little wager?

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  • Ally

    Wow I can’t believe this is really a story. So they don’t know each other at all- the only connection is he likes a hockey team that is playing Carrie’s husband’s team? Uhh..

  • DavidG

    Go Vancouver!

  • glenn

    Great story. Cory could sing the Canadian anthem and Carrie could sing the American anthem and everybody would be happy. BTW, Mike Fisher is a real cutie!

    • Brooke

      Carrie should sing her husband’s national anthem for a change.

      • hannah

        she hates canada though!

      • Y

        No, Underswood doesn’t hate Canada.
        Just Canadians hate her, ban her songs on radio because Mike was traded to Preds.
        she is very upset for it.

      • Lucy

        That ban was a joke… they were kidding. Carrie needs to get a sense of humour.

  • Bernie


  • jj6

    GO CANUCKS GO! Bring Lord Stanley home!

    • Morris

      Wouldn’t the Canucks have to have won the Cup at least once for it to “come home”?

      • Al

        Home to Canada!

      • Brooke

        I think the person was more referring to his/her home, Canada.

      • Anonymous

        Plus Stanley Park is in Vancouver. Same dude.

  • m

    Go Predators! Vancouver is the only team that can take away home ice advantage from the Caps, so I’d rather them lose. C-A-P-S CAPS CAPS CAPS!

    • Jenn

      Love this! C A P S CAPS CAPS CAPS!!!

    • Your mom

      The Caps are really the only team to watch anyways… UNLEASH THE FURY!

  • Drea

    The Red Wings are going to win the cup, so this is all moot anyway!

    • Ozzie


    • mscisluv

      Lord Stanley’s coming back to Hockeytown!

    • Sodomizer

      The Red Wings are old tired men. There best D man is 40 something.

  • Tom Bergeron

    Go Preds!!!!

  • Lacy

    i watched the van/chi game 7 because my bf was watching it and i must say that it’s made a hockey fan out of me.

    • JimmyH

      Welcome Lacy. Hockey needs all the fans it can get. You’ll find it to be the fastest, most exciting game on the planet.

    • Amy

      OMG me too!!! I wasn’t rooting for anybody but it felt like I was about to die from heart failure from the tension and excitement!

  • del

    I love hockey but this is a pointless article. GO PREDS!! Payback for my team the Blackhawks losing

    • Sodomizer

      Go support your Chicago Cubs. Oh right, you want to get away from losing.

  • KBC

    Let’s go PREDS!!!

  • JimmyH

    The NY Rangers, my team, are out of it, so I am rooting for anyone BUT the Canucks!!

  • Jammer


  • Kon

    Um, Michael Buble is a bigger name and a bigger Canuck fan! See Vancouver Sun for a side-by-side comparison of Underwood v. Buble.

    • Brooke

      Yeah but Corey is on Glee which trumps everything but Twilight.

      • Brooke

        Or should I clarify, to EW, Glee trumps everything but Twilight.

    • hannah

      is carrie even that famous? I know her turn at “acting” flopped, lmao.

      • Mickey

        Carrie is more famous than you’ll ever be. You sound like one of those fat, ugly jealous Carrie haters that couldn’t get laid in a mens prison.

      • Dan

        Hannah:likely the ugliest woman in the world. Carrie is a superstar, there is just no denying that, and if Hannah does, she needs to get a brain. Furthermore, Carrie’s acting was very good in her first time out. Most accurately, she did not “flop”. I loved her in the part. I am willing to bet that Hannah is also a mega loser, and has never risked anything in her life by trying something different.

    • Sodomizer

      Steve Nash is a huge Canucks fan, as well.

  • Sadie

    Cory vs Chord would have made a better story seeing as though Chord is from Nashville.

    • jj

      Even though they’re on the same show, Chord star is not big enough as Carrie Underwood yet.

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