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NHL postpones Ottawa Senators game after parliament shootings

The last time the NHL cancelled a game for a tragedy was the Senators-Bruins game in April 2013 after the Boston Marathon bombings.

By Aileen Graef
NHL postpones Ottawa Senators game after parliament shootings
Ottawa Senators had their game canceled after gunmen attacked the Canadian Parliament. (File/UPI/Rob Cornforth) | License Photo

OTTAWA, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The NHL postponed Wednesday's Ottawa Senators game after gunmen attacked the Canadian parliament, killing one.

In response to the shooting, the NHL canceled the game and said a makeup game will be announced later.

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"We are shocked and deeply saddened by today's tragic events on Parliament Hill and in downtown Ottawa," said Senators owner Eugene Melnyk. "Our collective thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims as well as with all members of Parliament and staff who have had to manage through today's difficult circumstances. Hockey is certainly secondary to these types of tragic events and we know our fans stand alongside us with the league's decision to postpone tonight's game."

One gunman was killed and police are looking for at least two others.

The last time the NHL canceled a game for a tragedy was the Senators-Bruins game in April 2013 after the Boston bombings.

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