Maple Leafs William Nylander enjoys National Anthem
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Maple Leafs William Nylander Enjoys Musical Anthem in Viral Moment

Published January 5, 2024 at 8:42

For the first time since the 2023–24 season, William Nylander went viral on Wednesday night and likely Thursday morning for a reason unrelated to his contract or a trade rumour.

Viral moment Wednesday night for Nyalnder

Guitarist Dave Hill provided a musical rendition for the Anaheim Ducks during Wednesday's playing of the US and Canadian national anthems. He enjoyed hammering out the anthems, and he included some extra-showmanship in a couple spots.

Nylander could not help grinning and smirking as Hill emphasized the musical passages to an exaggerated degree.

Nylander clearly thought the guitar performance was entertaining and perhaps a little goofy, and he clearly meant no offence to anyone who might interpret it that way.

Leafs and Ducks square off Wednesday night

As the Ducks and Leafs squared off, goalie Lukas Dostal put on a show Wednesday night, saving a total of 55 shots, as the Leafs dominated the shots, 57 to 28. In that game, Dostal broke the franchise record for saves in a game.

The game was a rather one-sided affair and it ended 2-1 in overtime.
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