Penguins honour Canada with national anthem

Watch as the Pittsburgh Penguins show support to Ottawa by singing the Canadian National Anthem prior to the Pens game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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.

Chris Johnston on Twitter: “Great showing here in Pittsburgh tonight. A whole lot of Americans showing their support by singing “O Canada.””

Frank Seravalli on Twitter: “Awesome scene at Consol Energy Center honoring today’s events in Ottawa with the national anthem.”

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.

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