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Penguins offer emotional puck drop ceremony before game vs. Islanders following tragic shooting

This will give you goosebumps…

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Pittsburgh remains in mourning after an attack at a synagogue left 11 people dead and six others wounded on Saturday morning. The mass shooting took place during a baby-naming ceremony at the Tree of Life synagogue in the city’s Squirrel Hill neighbourhood. 

It was important for the Penguins, who got back from their road trip and are playing tonight against the New York Islanders, to honour the victims, and the units who were there to save people. 

The Penguins held 11 seconds of silence for 11 lives lost.

Joyce Fienberg
Richard Gottfried
Rose Mallinger
Jerry Rabinowitz
Cecil Rosenthal
David Rosenthal
Bernice Simon
Sylvan Simon
Daniel Stein
Melvin Wax
Irving Younger

Then they showed a moving tribute and also honoured police members who were heroes in the attach at centre ice during the ceremonial puck drop. 

“Knowing Pittsburgh, I know that we’ll stick together and rally around them and be there to support and help them any way we can,” said Crosby earlier this week.  
“Just very proud people, proud of their city, proud to help in any way they can, whatever it is,” he said. “I think (it’s) just a great community, a great city and a place that I feel pretty fortunate to be able to live.”

“On behalf of the Penguins’ organization, we just want to express our condolences, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the tragedy in Pittsburgh that took place today,” added head coach Mike Sullivan on Saturday.

Our thoughts remains with the city of Pittsburgh, and the families of the victims and people affected by the tragedy.