Buffalo Sabres pay tribute to Damar Hamlin after additional time win


In what was an emotional night for Buffalo, the No. 3 which NFL participant Damar Hamlin wears for the Buffalo Payments appeared to permeate every thing the town’s ice hockey group did, as if by destiny.

A day after Hamlin’s collapse in the course of the Buffalo Payments’ NFL sport in opposition to the Cincinnati Bengals, the Buffalo Sabres had a dramatic, additional time 5-4 victory over the Washington Capitals – a win centered across the quantity three.

Performed on January 3, Tage Thompson’s three objectives helped the Sabres to victory. It was Thompson’s third hattrick of the season and his third purpose even got here within the third minute of additional time.

The gamers had worn “Love for 3” shirts once they arrived on the Capital One Enviornment in tribute to Hamlin, with each groups finishing up a second’s silence earlier than the beginning of the sport as a smiling photograph of Hamlin was displayed on the digital display.

After the sport, the Sabres tweeted a easy however highly effective message: “This one was for you, Damar.”

Sporting a No. 3 sticker on his lapel, Sabres normal supervisor Kevyn Adams didn’t need to focus on the specifics of the victory, as a substitute selecting to speak about how the town of Buffalo got here collectively after Hamlin’s cardiac arrest.

“What happened last night is something that makes the game itself and any sport secondary, so it was a tough day for all of us,” Adams advised reporters.

“There’s an emotional connection to the city from our team. It was tough, to be honest, this morning, the conversations. But (players) also, I think, know how much our team means to this city and just wanted to be able to go out and do what we could today to put our best foot forward.”

Hamlin stays in hospital and in a essential situation after struggling a cardiac arrest in Monday’s sport. His uncle, Dorrian Glenn, advised CNN that Hamlin remains to be sedated having been resuscitated twice – on the sphere after which on the hospital.

The sport was subsequently postponed with gamers from each groups visibly distraught.

In line with Glenn, Hamlin is on a ventilator to alleviate a few of the pressure on his lungs, which have been broken following the cardiac arrest. He mentioned his nephew’s situation is “trending upwards in a positive way” whereas receiving therapy in hospital.

The Sabres and the Payments share the identical house owners, Terry and Kim Pegula – one thing that has helped to unify the 2 groups.

“There’s really great chemistry between all of us, and we’re pulling for each other,” Adams mentioned. “And it’s why it was such a tough week for us because we’re in this together.”