Toronto was supposed to play the Senators on Wednesday night, but the game was postponed. When news of the shooting broke, the Leafs were in the middle of normal game day preparations at a hotel across the street from the first shooting site.
Ben Scrivens stopped all 13 shots he faced in the third period and finished with 32 saves in Edmonton’s 3-2 victory Wednesday night.
The team had previously announced that Erskine, who had been a healthy scratch for the Capitals’ first five games, did not join the team for its three-game Western Canada road trip.
The Senators’ arena, Canadian Tire Centre, is in the suburb of Kanata, about 15 miles from the Parliament Hill area where the shootings occurred.
With a 3-0-2 record and victories in their last two games, the Capitals head to Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver this week as the only team in the Eastern Conference without a regulation loss.