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Auston Matthews, Mitchell Marner sing Bon Jovi

Maple Leafs rookie sing 'Livin' on a Prayer' on bench @NHLdotcom

Marner, Matthews jam out on bench

VAN@TOR: Matthews, Marner show off vocal skills

During a stoppage in play, Maple Leafs forwards Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews sing along to some classic rock tunes

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In the middle of the hubbub between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks at Air Canada Centre on Saturday, there was a lighter moment between two rookies.

As penalties were being sorted out and new goalies were warming up to enter for the last few minutes of the third period, Maple Leafs forwards Auston Matthews and Mitchell Marner, like so many, couldn't resist singing along to Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer."

Matthews was just crooning along, while Marner went full karaoke star.

Tweet from @Marner93: ����

That it was those two singing is a true testament to the song's longevity. Neither was born yet when the song came out on October 31, 1986.

The game got pretty intense, but sometimes you just can't pass up when your jam comes on.

The band certainly was impressed by the duet.

Tweet from @BonJovi: Not bad, @Marner93 @AM34, not bad at all!

Not that karaoke became a running theme on Saturday night or anything, but San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns gave Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" a go.

Burns though, didn't commit the way the rookies did, as he only appeared to complete the first line.

Video: PIT@SJS: Burns rocks out on the bench

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