Microphone Drops Out On American Anthem For Sabres Game
A microphone malfunction led to one of the most touching moments of the season for hockey fans around the world.
Before every Sabres game, we honor the United States and Canada with the singing of their national anthem, and last night in Toronto, it was no different.
Natalie Morris performed the Canadian National Anthem without a hitch at Scotiabank Arena, the home of the Maple Leafs, but when she attempted to follow it up with the Star-Spangled Banner, something happened to the microphone.
The microphone cut out, and an awkward silence ensued.
But something amazing happened next: the awkward silence was met by fans, mostly Canadians, inside the arena singing the Star-Spangled Banner.
You can see the indescribable moment below.
Morris continued singing, hoping the microphone would come back on, but it never stayed on.
Thankfully, we have some pretty awesome friends across the border in Toronto that were able to help us honor the United States before the game.
Buffalo Sabres head coach, Don Granato, called it a very special moment.
It makes you wonder if you could have done the same for the Canadian National Anthem.
After all, the Buffalo Sabres are the only NHL team that performs both anthems, even when they are playing another team in the United States. We should know both.
The Sabres ended the game with a 4-3 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The next game for Buffalo will be at the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, March 15. It starts at 7:00 PM.