toronto maple leaves Fans jumped to the aid of their American counterparts before Monday night’s game against the Buffalo Sabers when the singer’s microphone went black during «The Star-Spangled Banner.»
The packed crowd at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena didn’t miss a beat when singer Natalie Morris’ microphone malfunctioned as soon as she began singing the American song. National anthem.
The crowd of more than 18,000 fans, mostly Leafs fans, chanted the words as Morris, who was handed two apparently non-functioning microphones, continued to sing.
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«That was great,» Leafs standout Auston Matthews, who is also from the US, said after the game. «I thought everyone come together, it’s great to see that, in any building, but obviously when you’re in Toronto and it’s the American anthem.»
«I thought that was a really cool gesture from everyone in the arena to help her finish that and then give her back the reins,» he said before adding with a laugh, «I like it when she does better anyway. It sounds a little better.»
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The technical problems were quickly resolved and Morris was able to sing. «Oh Canada» No problem
«That was a very special moment to be in Canada and hear the crowd sing our anthem,» Sabers coach Don Granato added.
«Congratulations to the fans that were here. I think it will be a memorable one for anyone who has been in the building. What a great place this is. Lots of great people and they rose to the occasion at the time.»
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According to the Toronto Sun, the sabers Ironically, they are the only US professional sports team to play the Canadian anthem at all of their home games.