The great John Amirante will make his return when he sings the National Anthem prior to Game 4 of the New York Rangers-Ottawa Senators.
As a fan of the New York Rangers, it honestly doesn’t get any better than this.
Prior to the 7:30 p.m. ET drop on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden, the great John Amirante will sing both the Canadian and American National Anthems. It’ll be Game 4 of the best of seven series against the Ottawa Senators. The Blueshirts will enter the night down 2-1 in the series.
After losing the first two games in Ottawa, the second one in epic fashion, collapsing late and then in double-overtime, New York responded in Game 3 with a dominating 4-1 victory.
Some may think, thanks to Amirante’s presence, Game 4 is already in the bag for the home team. But hey, these are the Rangers in playoff time. Anything can happen.
For now, though, just remember back to a spry Amirante in 1994 when nobody could hear the man belt those anthem tunes prior to the Stanley Cup-clinching Game 7 in 1994:
Amirante first sang the anthem for the Rangers on Nov. 2, 1980, a 6-3 loss to the Los Angeles Kings.