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Detroit hockey fans help sing 'O, Canada' after singer's mic cuts out

Posted: 8:51 AM, Jan 08, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-08 11:03:08-05
Detroit hockey fans help sing 'O, Canada' singer's mic cuts out

DETROIT — In a display of good sportsmanship, Detroit Red Wings fans helped sing the Canadian national anthem during a technical difficulty.

Karen Newman has performed the national anthem before Red Wings games for nearly 30 years. During Tuesday night's game at Little Caesar's Arena against the Montreal Canadiens, her microphone cut out as she sang O Canada.

The technical difficulty didn't stop the show. Red Wings fans sang the Canadian anthem at the top of their lungs.

The National Hockey League tweeted out video of the event.

The Detroit Red Wings went on to beat Montreal 4-3. Detroit hosts the Ottawa Senators Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Absolute class act here. (🎥: @m_bultman ) pic.twitter.com/v76oHqae2L

— NHL (@NHL) January 8, 2020

This story was originally published by Cara Ball on WXYZ in Detroit.