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Fans belt out anthem before Penguins vs. Capitals

Verizon Center crowd helps with 'Star-Spangled Banner' when singer's microphone cuts out before Wednesday Night Rivalry game.

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Mic goes out, crowd sings anthem

PIT@WSH: Crowd finishes anthem when mic goes out

The Verizon Center crowd steps up to belt out the Star-Spangled Banner after the mic goes out during pregame festivities

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The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins are two of the NHL's biggest rivals, but their fans came together to help out when national anthem singer Caleb Green's microphone cut out before their Wednesday Night Rivalry game at Verizon Center.

Tweet from @katiebhockey: Anthem singer Caleb Green's mic cut out when he started to sing the National Anthem, so the crowd at Verizon Center helped him out. pic.twitter.com/dP2ItAsol7

This isn't the first time such an event took place this season. Some might remember when Vancouver fans helped out the American-anthem singer Jim Byrnes before the Vancouver Canucks game against the St. Louis Blues on Oct. 18

It's safe to assume Capitals fans and Penguins rooters who made the trip to the nation's capital went back to ribbing each other shortly after the anthem was finished.

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