Fans Remember Martin

March 13, 2011 Updated Mar 13, 2011 at 6:51 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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March 13, 2011 Updated Mar 13, 2011 at 6:51 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) Thousands of Buffalo Sabres fans are mourning the loss of legendary "French Connection" member Rick Martin.

As fans arrived at HSBC Arena for the 5p.m. game Sunday against the Ottawa Senators, many expressed their memories of "Rico" with Eyewitness News.

Martin's #7 flag hangs in the rafters at HSBC Arena, to acknowledge his Hall of Fame status.

Channel 7's Jason Gruenauer talked with fans at the game on Sunday.