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Date of game: 10/22/2014

Recap: Ottawa vs. Toronto

Ottawa, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Wednesday night's scheduled game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre was postponed following a shooting in downtown Ottawa.

The NHL said the game will be played at a later date.

The game was called off after a Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial was shot and killed.

"The National Hockey League wishes to express its sympathy to all affected by the tragic events that took place this morning in downtown Ottawa," the league said in a statement.

According to CTV News, the shooting at the memorial was one of three separate shootings in the heart of the nation's capital that forced Parliament Hill into lockdown.

"We are shocked and deeply saddened by today's tragic events on Parliament Hill and in downtown Ottawa," Senators owner Eugene Melnyk said in a statement. "Our collective thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims as well as with all members of Parliament and staff who have had to manage through today's difficult circumstances.

"Hockey is certainly secondary to these type of tragic events and we know our fans stand alongside us with the league's decision to postpone tonight's game."

The Maple Leafs also issued a statement about the postponement of the game and the events Wednesday.

"The Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of all affected by the tragic events in downtown Ottawa today," the team said in a statement. "The club supports the National Hockey League's decision to postpone tonight's scheduled meeting with the Ottawa Senators.

"We have been witness today to some terrible events but are thankful to those brave men and women for their tireless service in protecting everyone's safety."

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