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Statement from Senators owner Eugene Melnyk on Saturday night's game

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators

“As we continue to reflect on the tragic circumstances surrounding the deaths of two our country’s soldiers on Canadian soil, we do so with heavy hearts” said Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk. “But what doesn’t break us, makes us stronger. Today our country stands more united than ever and so does the entire NHL family. We are very pleased to join forces with the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs in coordinating a unique and special tribute prior our game on Saturday in honour and recognition of these two brave soldiers, their families and all members of our Canadian military.”

To honor the brave soldiers who lost their lives this past week in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and Ottawa, and to show appreciation for the men and women whose selfless actions stopped the attackers and aided the victims, the Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs will stage a coordinated tribute Saturday immediately preceding the 7 p.m. ET puck drops at their respective arenas.

The show of solidarity, to be staged simultaneously by the three Canadian teams hosting 7 p.m. games at Canadian Tire Centre, the Bell Centre in Montreal and Air Canada Centre in Toronto, will be broadcast live on CBC, Sportsnet One, City and TVA Sports in Canada and on NHL Network in the United States.

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