PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins played “O Canada” before their game Wednesday night against Philadelphia to pay tribute to a Canadian soldier killed during an attack in Ottawa.
A sell-out crowd belted out the Canadian national anthem as the Canadian flag was flashed on the scoreboard and projected onto the ice.
The NHL postponed the scheduled game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators following the attack.
The Penguins and Flyers feature rosters filled with Canadian players, including reigning league MVP Sidney Crosby.
The Edmonton Oilers also paid tribute with a moment of silence followed by an emotional anthem prior to the start of their game Wednesday night.