Canadian hockey fans are no strangers to singing national anthems. One of our favorite internet videos of the past decade is from a 2006 Oilers-Ducks playoff game, where the home Edmonton crowd joined together for a powerful rendition of “Oh, Canada.” It still gives us chills.
Earlier this week, the crowd at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre was called into action for some vocal assistance, though it was our “Star Spangled Banner” that received the choir treatment.
According to WSMV Channel 4 in Nashville, the singer of our national anthem before Tuesday night’s Maple Leafs-Predators game experienced a technical glitch that cut out her mic. Within seconds, the Air Canada Centre crowd picked up where she left off and finished the anthem.
Wrote bagabus, who posted the video yesterday: “The mic cut out partway through the U.S. national anthem and the Canadian fans took it from there!”
Bruins fans will gladly note that the Preds defeated the Leafs 9-2. Watch the video below…