How do you turn a whoops into a win? With a little help from the fans.
Columbus Blue Jackets national anthem singer Leo Welsh was all set to do the honors before a game against the New York Rangers on Sunday, but there was a problem.
He forgot to bring the microphone out to the ice.
Welsh, realizing his mistake after his introduction, had a few seconds of panic, before doing the only thing he could in that spot: implore the crowd to sing along.
Welsh feigned holding up a mic to his mouth after realizing his mistake.
The crowd at Nationwide Arena did a great job with the anthem and Welsh tweeted his appreciation for the fans afterward.
The scene was reminiscent of country music singer Brett Kissel's mic malfunction before Game 3 of the Edmonton Oilers 2017 Western Conference Second Round against the Anaheim Ducks.
Who needs a microphone anyway?