Over 120 people were killed in gun and bomb attacks across Paris on Friday night. Several NHL clubs paid tribute to the victims prior to puck drop on Saturday.
The New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators began a busy Saturday in the NHL by paying tribute to the victims of Friday’s tragedy in Paris.
Over 120 people were killed in gun and bomb attacks across Paris on Friday night.
Following the attacks, the NHL issued a security advisory.
“We have sent an advisory to our Clubs to be on heightened alert given (Friday’s) events in Paris,” Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said in a statement.
At the Canadian Tire Centre the French national anthem, “La Marseillaise,” was played before the game.
In Toronto, prior to puck drop between the Canucks and Maple Leafs, “O Canada” was sung entirely in French.
Philadelphia Flyers forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Antoine Roussel of the Dallas Stars are the only two French-born players currently in the NHL.
Bellemare wore a decal of the French flag on his helmet as the Flyers visited the Carolina Hurricanes.
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) November 14, 2015
Several other NHLers also paid tribute to the victims on Twitter:
— Cam Talbot (@ctalbot33) November 14, 2015
— Jaromir Jagr (@68Jagr) November 14, 2015