A thumb made the world of difference.
to have been quiet as the grave, exploded ishockeyarenaen the TD Garden in Boston in the sound with cheers and applause, as tommeltotten could be seen by all.
It belonged to Scott Sabourin and showed the many thousands of people, that he not only was alive - he was so much upstairs, that he could send them a greeting.
In the many long minutes that had passed had all members present otherwise been as much in doubt.
he lay completely still on the ice, while tililende doctors and other staff tried to find out what he failed, and what should be done about it.
It had been a completely normal tackling in the NHL-the fight between his Ottawa Senators and the hosts from the Boston Bruins. In fact, it was Sabourin herself, who went, when he tonsede into the Bruins' David Backes out of the gang already in the 1. period.
But where Abreu a fraction of a second later was on the way further in the game, fell Sabourin for the ice to be lying completely still. The game was immediately stopped, and he was immediately attended to.
But where the majority of the players, who have been the victim of a hard tackle, and those are true for the virtue of many in the ice hockey - especially in the NHL, either travel themselves, or at least come a bit up for grabs fairly quickly, was Sabourin just lying.
a long time went by. First, there was scattered talk and cry in the arena, while a few players stood and looked on.
So was more quiet. Several players and spectators watched with still more concerned about mine, that Sabourin is still not moving. One leg trembled in place, with an almost uncanny movement. Up and down. Up and down.
Abreu had been there all the time. He had tears in his eyes. It looks to now also not every day in the international topsport. And not at all from an opponent. But Abreu knew that something was wrong.
the Stretcher come on the ice, while Sabourin was now surrounded by people who seemed to have a mind of his health. There was quiet in the arena.
And then lifted him. Up on the stretcher. It sparked applause and the mandatory bank in the ice with the stick from the players, while the blood that had left him while he lay on the ice, had formed a small puddle, and showed that it was real.
There was quiet again.
Now all of the Senators-players, even those from the dugout, come over to the crime scene. Shortly after came also, all of the Bruins players skøjtende to go. Quiet and calm.
Sabourin was turned and lay on his back on the stretcher still with blood running out of her nose. And then slipped the make away with him down towards the end. People began to clap again.
And then came the tommeltotten from the main character.
He was conscious and could even communicate with his trainer. It told the Senators later, after Sabourin had come to the hospital to be examined.
Since the battle had ended. It had been since the collision of David Backes. He was skøjtet in the locker room, when Sabourin was taken to hospital. Officially with a 'damage on the upper body'. Maybe it was all just too much for him. Maybe he was injured.
- It is difficult to resume a match after such an episode. Scott is a very popular teammate, and we knew him all along in the moment. We were very shocked when we saw him lying there on the ice, said teammate Mark Borowiecki to nhl.com after the fight.
on Sunday morning, Danish time is yet to come new on the Sabourins mode.
Boston won, incidentally, the match 5-2. But it seemed less relevant.
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