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Hockey returns to Ottawa with emotional pregame anthem ceremony

  • Ottawa Senators and New Jersey Devils players stand shoulder to shoulder around members of the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders during a minute of silence before an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

    Ottawa Senators and New Jersey Devils players stand shoulder to shoulder around members of the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders during a minute of silence before an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ottawa Senators and New Jersey Devils players stand shoulder to shoulder around members of the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders during the playing of 'O Canada' before an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

    Ottawa Senators and New Jersey Devils players stand shoulder to shoulder around members of the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders during the playing of 'O Canada' before an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)  (The Associated Press)

  • Members of the Canadian Forces, along with players and fans, observe a moment of silence as they take part in a ceremony honoring two fallen soldiers in the recent attacks on Canadian soil before NHL hockey game action between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins in Toronto, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

    Members of the Canadian Forces, along with players and fans, observe a moment of silence as they take part in a ceremony honoring two fallen soldiers in the recent attacks on Canadian soil before NHL hockey game action between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins in Toronto, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)  (The Associated Press)

The Ottawa Senators and New Jersey Devils have participated in an emotional pregame ceremony Saturday night to honor slain soldiers Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent.

As fans waved mini-Canadian flags and glow sticks, players from the Senators and Devils joined together around center ice while military personnel from Cirillo's division and local first responders stood at attention in the center of the circle.

It was the first hockey game in Ottawa since Wednesday's attack on Parliament Hill that included the shooting death of Cirillo at the National War Memorial. Vincent was killed in a hit-and-run attack Monday near Montreal.