Due to the poorly timed trip to Ethiopia to adopt a child with her husband Todd Carmichael, Flyers’ anthem singer Lauren Hart will be absent for game six, as the Flyers take on Pittsburgh at the Wachovia Center.
It is the first time in eight seasons that Hart will be unable to perform live. The Flyers will not replace Hart, but play a video of her singing “God Bless America” with Philadelphia icon Kate Smith. During every home playoff games, Hart sings a duet of “God Bless America” with Smith.
Hart is the daughter of famous Flyers’ play-by-play announcer Gene Hart.