NHL Crowd Sings 'O Canada' After Ottawa Attack
Prime minister thanks fans in Pittsburgh for the gesture
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 23, 2014 5:23 PM CDT

(Newser) – The Pittsburgh Penguins and their fans offered a nice show of support to Canada last night before a game against Philadelphia. Hours after a gunman attacked the Parliament in Ottawa, fans joined along in the singing of O Canada as the Canadian flag was projected on the ice, reports ABC News. The Canadian anthem typically isn't sung when a game features two US teams, but the Penguins decided to make an exception. It caught the attention of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, notes the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I think we were all as Canadians touched by the wonderful gesture shown last night at the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game," he said. "So thank you to our friends in the United States and around the world."