Canada Rocks ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ When Mic Dies Before Oilers-Ducks Game
Folks up in the Great White North are getting a metaphorical high-five from those of us in the States.
Fans at Rogers Place attending the third game of the Edmonton Oilers-Anaheim Mighty Ducks playoff series sang America’s national anthem after country singer Brett Kissel — brought in to sing it — noticed his microphone was not working.
Let’s just say Canada has got our back.
— NHL (@NHL) April 30, 2017
No matter if you’re an Oilers fan, a Ducks fan, a Canadian, an American, a Republican or a Democrat, this is cooler than the ice the Zamboni just covered. We live in turbulent times, so when people can come together — even it’s just a small symbolic gesture, like this — you have to appreciate what it means. The crowd may have been whipped into a frenzy by the sing-a-long, but it didn’t carry over to the Oilers — they lost 6-3, but still lead the series, 2-1.
The crowd came out as the big winner, though. At least, according to Kissel:
— BRETT KISSEL (@BrettKissel) April 30, 2017