Monday, January 13, 2020

Hockey arena filled with song

Before a recent game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Montreal Canadiens, singer Karen Newman was scheduled to sing the Canadian national anthem as a solo. But her microphone failed as she began singing, and no amount of lung power was enough to fill the giant hockey arena.

That's when the fans gave Newman a big assist by singing it with her. Using lyrics projected on in-game monitors, Americans and Canadians alike joined together in a rousing rendition of "O Canada." Media people felt the moment reflected sports as its very best. One Twitter user wrote afterward, "I KNOW it's just a hockey game. I KNOW it's just a song. But there is something about people coming together in times of need that gets me every time."

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