Tucker proud of fan

LANCE HORNBY -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:01 AM ET

NEW YORK -- Darcy Tucker was glad that quick-thinking nurse Julie Beattie was in the stands to help revive a man who suffered heart problems at Saturday's game and pleased that she is also one of his biggest fans.

Beattie, who works at McMaster University Hospital, was wearing a No. 16 Tucker jersey when she and her husband Paul, a Burlington firefighter, kept the unidentified fan alive until paramedics arrived. The start of overtime in Toronto's eventual win over Pittsburgh was delayed about 15 minutes until the man was safely en route to hospital.

"(Leaf broadcaster) Joe Bowen told me about her and maybe I'll get in contact," Tucker said prior to last night's game.

"It's nice to see people rush to aid someone, nice to see people have that in their hearts. It's special when people care and when Toronto fans act like that. It shows people in Toronto care."


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