Not bad, Canada.
When a microphone malfunctioned before Game 3 between the Ducks and the Edmonton Oilers, the crowd of more than 18,000 hockey fans joined together to sing the U.S. national anthem.
The game wasn’t in Anaheim. It was in Edmonton, meaning the majority of those impromptu vocalists were likely from north of the border.
Statement from Ducks Owners Henry and Susan Samueli:
“Congratulations to the Edmonton fans for creating such a special moment last night by singing both of the national anthems,” Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli said in a statement on Monday. “To hear the audience passionately sing both the Canadian and United States anthems was inspiring and powerful. Well done, Edmonton!”
Props also go to Canadian country music singer Brett Kissel for keeping his composure and realizing most hockey fans in Canada are pretty familiar with “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
The Ducks won the game, 6-3, to pull to within 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.
12:45 p.m.: This article was updated with a quote from Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli.
This article was originally published at 7:20 a.m.