SONGS IN 2-MINUTE MINOR: National anthem butchered again at Maple Leafs game

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When in doubt, just throw in an extra O Canada and maybe another stand-on-guard-for-thee, too.

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That seemed to be the modus operandi Monday night on Long Island as anthem singer Sholanty Taylor rushed her way through O Canada and added an extra verse for good measure as the Toronto Maple Leafs’ dads watched along in confusion before a game against the New York Islanders at UBS Arena.

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Taylor’s anthemic odd-woman rush — which had one or two Greg Bartholomew-esque flourishes — went off the rails about 25 seconds in when she skipped, “God keep our land, glorious and free,” and made a beeline straight for “O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.”

Luckily, she seemed to have caught the mistake and went back to “God keep our land,” before finishing strong.

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It was not the first time O Canada had been butchered in an NHL arena this season and it certainly was not the worst example, either.

The anthem singer at a Nov. 14 Sabres-Bruins game in Buffalo, N.Y., decided to freelance the lyrics at bit, adding this doozy of a line: “O Canada, we stand our eyes. We stand on guard for thee.”

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Plus, who can forget Bartholomew’s tone-deaf deconstruction of O Canada in the 1990s, likely the only memorable moment in the brief history of the CFL’s Las Vegas Posse franchise?

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To add injury to insult, the Leafs also lost Monday’s game 4-3 in overtime, although John Tavares reached the 1,000-point club by assisting on Morgan Rielly’s game-tying goal with seven seconds left in regulation.

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