Oilers fans step in to sing Star-Spangled Banner


Who would have guessed that Canadian hockey fans would sing the most beautiful rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner?

That's what happened in Edmonton on Sunday night at Rogers Place, before the Oilers' Western Conference semifinal game against the Anaheim Ducks. The fans stepped in to help out country star Brett Kissel after it appeared his microphone failed during the U.S. national anthem.

Kissel, who was born in Flat Lake, was grateful as the sellout crowd of 18,347 showed him some Alberta love.

Even right-wing U.S. media organization Breitbart News took notice.

Anaheim went on to win 6-3, but Edmonton still has a 2-1 edge in games in the best-of-seven series.

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