Canadiens play French national anthem before game

The Montreal Canadiens played the French national anthem "La Marseillaise" prior to their game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Bell Centre to honour those impacted by violence in France this week.

Honoured victims of Charlie Hebdo

The Montreal Canadiens projected the French flag onto the ice while "La Marseillaise" played prior to their game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Youtube)

The Montreal Canadiens honoured the victims of this week's terrorist shootings in Paris by playing the French national anthem prior to their game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.

Two shooters killed 12 people Wednesday at the Paris headquarters of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

The attack was followed by Friday's deadly terrorist assault on a supermarket.

In all, 20 people died during the three days of violence, including three gunmen.

The French flag was shown waving on the scoreboard at Bell Centre as the Canadiens played La Marseillaise before the American and Canadian national anthems.


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