During the signing of the national anthems before the Edmonton Oilers and Anehiem Ducks game in Edmonton, there was a microphone malfunction. This lapse however made for one of the coolest moments in the 2017 NHL playoffs. Without hesitation, the Canadian faithful started signing The Star-Spangled Banner.
Let’s check in with Twitter for the reaction to this once in a lifetime moment.
Microphones out so Edmonton fans sing US and Canadian anthem in the arena. Sounded incredible over the radio. Well done, 🇨🇦. #LetsGoDucks
— Stephen Colletti (@StephenColletti) April 30, 2017
@KeithOlbermann Wonder if any Americans know the words to the entire Canadian anthem
— Dono Marshall (@dono_bertuzzi) May 1, 2017
mic fails during US anthem in Canada, fans belt it out instead
mic fails during Canadian anthem in US, fans are like “Canada has an anthem?”
— Michael Eisen (@mbeisen) May 2, 2017
— Judy Merkel (@merkel_judy) May 3, 2017
Yet another reason I chew out anyone who puts their hat back on for the Canadian anthem. https://t.co/NhvEWlh1yT
— Suburb’s Finest (@SuburbanFiveOh) May 1, 2017
Incredible considering most American anthem singers “remix” the Canadian anthem lol. https://t.co/7eGAUN7tkF
— Lexi LaFleur Brown (@lexilafleur) May 1, 2017
I wonder how many Americans even recognize the Canadian anthem…
— attibangz (@athiangmakuoi) May 1, 2017
I just got goosebumps listening to the crowd sing both the American and Canadian anthem. What an amazing fan base we have here. ☺️
— Tyler Buncey (@bigbuncey) April 30, 2017
We’ve had our fair share of anthem mishaps in the past. We have had some very interesting renditions as well. But this was amazing. Not sure if this could have been possible if the roles were reversed. I don’t think too many Americans know the Canadian national anthem. I know it starts with “Oh Canada” and ends with “We stand on God for thee,” but that’s about it.