Oilers Anthem Singer Hands Duties Over to the Fans, and They Kill It (Video)

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There’s something about hockey crowds coming together to sing that results in some pretty moving renditions of the National Anthem, be it Canadian or American.

Last night, the phenomenon continued as the Edmonton Oilers planted the anthem singer in the crowd, where he belted out the first few lines, then let the thousands of fans take it from there, resulting in an opening to their first playoff game in 11 year that few in attendance will forget.

Props to the singer for raising the bar for the first few lines, but the fans managed to take over in spectacular fashion, although, we probably shouldn’t be surprised by this.  It’s not their first rodeo.

Here’s a look at what happened the last time they were in the postseason, back in 2006:

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