As a Rangers fan it is very difficult to find any love for the heartless Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins. But last night they proved that they may indeed have a little heart (albeit deeper meanings, such as Captain Cindy Canada over on Pittsburgh).
After the terrorist attacks in Canada’s capital yesterday, the NHL rightly cancelled the game between Toronto and Ottawa, as the city was under lock down most of the day.
While any time a Canadian team plays an American one (in any of the major sports in America) both anthems are played, and lest they get confused, neither Pennsylvania team is located near Canada, but to show that they stand with our closest allies, the CONSOL Energy Center played the Canadian Anthem before the game.
Sure they put the lyrics on the board, as we can’t assume that any one who is a fan for those teams would know the lyrics to the American National Anthem, let alone the Canadian. But overall a very nice gesture.
Video and story are here btw: http://www.cbc.ca/1.2809639
And this is another example of why you can’t really schedule posts in advance, as you never know what might happen.