Pittsburgh Penguins show solidarity by playing 'O Canada'
Crowd sang Canadian, U.S. anthems in support of Ottawa
After a tragic day in Ottawa, the NHL and the Pittsburgh Penguins proved that they are about more than just hockey. The Penguins decided to play the Canadian national anthem prior to their game against the Philadelphia Flyers Wednesday night.
The lyrics to "O Canada" were placed on the scoreboard to encourage fan participation in the singing of both anthems. It was a touching moment that emphasized that sometimes there's more than just the game.
Fans and Canadians showed their appreciation to the Penguins on Twitter.
Great show of support by the game in Pittsburgh. You're next, Edmonton. Can't wait to hear this! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OttawaProud?src=hash">#OttawaProud</a>—@surkhriarh
Wow what a great gesture from the penguins and flyer game. Singing our anthem when no Canadian teams were playing. True friends !—@ccpropertyman
Great showing here in Pittsburgh tonight. A whole lot of Americans showing their support by singing "O Canada."—@reporterchris
Sometimes a small gesture from a neighbour speaks volumes in the midst of crisis. Well done <a href="https://twitter.com/penguins">@penguins</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OttawaShooting?src=hash">#OttawaShooting</a> <a href="http://t.co/ozV7A7MPQV">pic.twitter.com/ozV7A7MPQV</a>—@digitaltincan