Nicole Raviv, the Islanders’ regular opening act, joined the sellout crowd of 13,917 fans inside Nassau Coliseum to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to New York’s 6-2 victory over the Bruins.
Raviv began to sing the national anthem before lowering her microphone and allowing the raucous audience to take over. She finished the song with a magnificent Isles blue vocal performance.
She is 28-30 years old.
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Raviv had technical difficulties during her performance Saturday before Game 4 of the second-round playoff series, so the moment was extremely special for her.
The anthem was eventually sung by Isles fans, who definitely continued the new trend in Game 6. Raviv was moved by the exciting scene, which was captured on video and went viral. Raviv tweeted, “My heart is full. The coliseum will forever have the best backup singers in the #NHL,”