Back when this first happened, a lot of Americans were shocked that a bunch of hockey-loving Canadians would know the words to the national anthem. We hate to be the bearers of bad news here, but it’s not all that surprising if you know a thing or two about the NHL and hockey.
Since there are teams from both the United States and Canada, both anthems are occasionally played before the game. As a result, there are many hockey fans in both countries who know both national anthems. Additionally, it’s hard to tell, but the words to the anthem are also projected on the big screen. Nonetheless, it is a fantastic gesture and a reminder of who our friends are.