NHL WAGs: Carrie Underwood among wives, girlfriends of the Stanley Cup Finals

The 2017 Stanley Cup Finals kicked off on Monday and is bound to be a thrilling series between reigning champions Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators.

As Penguins and Predators players ready to face off on the ice, spouses and significant others new and old will be watching rinkside as they cheer on their men.

Country artist Carrie Underwood, who is married to Nashville Predators captain Mike Fisher, is perhaps the most famous of the NHL WAGs. Underwood and Fisher were married in 2010 and have one son together, Isaiah Michael Fisher.

Other notable WAGs of this year's Stanley Cup Finals are Ryan Johansen's girlfriend, Madison Bell, Kris Letang's partner Catherine Laflamme and Evgeni Malkin's girlfriend Anna Kasterova.

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The Penguins solidified their Finals spot when they defeated the Ottowa Senators 3-2 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. In double overtime, Chris Kunitz scored his second goal of the game -- positioning the Penguins to battle on the ice for what would be their fifth Stanley Cup win in franchise history.

While Sidney Crosby and the Penguins dominantly enter the Finals as a force to be reckoned with, the Predators are the Cinderella story of the season. Entering the playoffs as an 8 seed, the likes of Mike Fisher, Ryan Johansen and Viktor Arvidsson have led their team to a stellar performance as they ready for the Finals.

Where the NBA Finals odds were set with a wider gap between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, oddsmakers predict a closer series between the Predators and Penguins. The Penguins are set at -155 with a 60 percent chance at taking the Cup, where the Predators are at +135 with a 42 percent shot at victory.

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