In a spine-tingling moment of patriotism on Sunday, an arena full of hockey fans in Canada did something that would be difficult, or nearly impossible, for an American crowd to do in return.
After Canadian country music singer Brett Kissel experienced a few technical difficulties with his microphone, more than 18,000 people in the packed Edmonton arena sang the Star-Spangled Banner in perfect harmony together.
'Hey, is this working?' Kissel asked the crowd, looking down at the mic. 'Let's sing it together!' It was Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Oilers and the Anaheim Ducks, and perhaps the spirited rendition of the national anthem was enough to push the California-based team to victory.
The Ducks won 6-3 and are now set to play the Oilers again on Wednesday. Despite the final score, many on Twitter praised Oilers fans for singing the anthem and giving the Ducks a warm welcome.