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Metallica rocks national anthem before Stanley Cup Final Game 4

Metallica lets the Sharks loose out onto the ice and opens up Game 4 with an electric rendition of the national anthem.

Metallica has long been a sports arena mainstay, whether an in-house arena goes with something obvious like “Enter Sandman” or a deeper cut like “Seek and Destroy.”

For Game 4 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final, the San Jose Sharks are going beyond the DJ to have Metallica rev up the crowd by playing the national anthem.

(Let’s take a moment to either be sad or appreciative that the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning, thus depriving the world of about a thousand bad “Ride the Lightning” puns.)

You can enjoy that performance by Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield in the video above and also see Hetfield explain why the Sharks could win it all in the clip below:

Want more Metallica and intro stuff? Of course you do: