The battle of Ontario was set aside following a tragic day in Ottawa. Players from both the Ottawa Senators and the Toronto Maple Leafs voiced their support for the city of Ottawa on Twitter.
Before Wednesday night's game was officially postponed by the NHL, all the players were clearly shaken by the days shootings. The NHL community is uniting behind Ottawa as they try to get through the devastating events.
Senators' captain Erik Karlsson was one of the first to respond, which started a wave of support from both sides of the rivalry.
Both organizations released public statements. Toronto Maple Leafs' general manager Dave Nonis made a video statement, while Ottawa Senators' owner Eugene Melnyk put out a news release. Both support the NHL's decision to postpone the game.
Many will recall that this is the second time that an NHL game needed to be postponed. Following the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013, a scheduled game between the Boston Bruins and the Senators was postponed. The Bruins organization sent some love to the city of Ottawa.