Pittsburgh Penguins Pay Tribute to Victims of Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting With Star of David Patch


The hockey team wore a patch with their logo in the shape of the Star of David.

Emotions ran high Tuesday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins paid tribute to the victims of the Tree of Life congregation ahead their game against the New York Islanders inside PPG Paints Arena.

Both squads stood on the ice with their heads down to pay respects to the victims of Saturday’s synagogue shooting. The teams stood in silence for 11 seconds, one second for each of the fallen of the senseless tragedy. 

The Penguins had a special jersey with a shoulder patch that featured their iconic logo in the shape of the Star of David.

The Islanders, meanwhile, each had a helmet decal featuring their own logo in the shape of the Star of David with the words "Stronger Than Hate" underneath.

A video then ran on the jumbotron and on the Penguins' broadcast channel celebrating the city of steel.

Two police officers wounded in the attack, Anthony Burke and Mike Smidga, dropped the ceremonial opening puck.

As services for the victims happen daily, the hockey team continues to be a pillar for the city. A blood drive they organized was so successful people had to be scheduled for a future donation dates.

The Penguins lost to the Islanders 6-3 in Tuesday's match.