The Florida Panthers played with heavy hearts Wednesday after the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, rocked their community.
Seventeen students and staff members were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, located about 14 miles north of BB&T Center. A 19-year-old former student at the school has been charged in the shooting.
In a show of support during a difficut time, the Panthers wore special patches with "MSD" etched on them and decals of the school's mascot on the back of their helmets.
Before their game Saturday against the Calgary Flames, a moment of silence was observed at Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Panthers will host a blood drive in support of the victims of the shooting before playing their next home game.