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Harnarayan Singh's Operatic Hockey Commentary in Punjabi Wins Non-Punjabi Fans





When Sidney Crosby scored his first-ever career playoff overtime goal on Monday night, fans went crazy.

It was also an opportunity for Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi's colourful play-by-play commentator, Harnaryan Singh, to flex his vocal chords.

"Sid, the former kid, Crosbyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!" were the exact words that came out his mouth.

So, how did he come up with such an emphatic, spur-of-the-moment, goal call?

"He isn't a kid anymore," said Harnarayan Singh.

The Calgary-based NHL commentator's enthusiasm scored big on social media, and not just because he single-handedly gave the Pittsburgh Penguins' captain a new nickname.

Hockey fans have taken note of Harnarayan's delivery and how he draws out the last syllable of the last name of the scorer with operatic gusto.

"I've tried to always beat out the goal horn in the arena," he said. "So that's always been a fun little game."

[Courtesy: CBC News. Edited for]
May 19, 2016

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