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Bruins Daily Player of the Week: March 25-31, 2013

Bruins Daily Player of the Week: March 25-31, 2013

If the Boston Bruins want to get to where they want to be, the top line must play like they are capable of playing.

Recently, the line of Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton is starting to heat up. Much of that is due to Horton, who’s found the back of the net in each of his last three games. As a result, the ex-Florida Panther earned this week’s Player of the Week award here on Bruins Daily.

Horton scored in each of his last three games. Before that, however, Horton had only scored once 14 contests, which is not the production Claude Julien is looking for from his top line right-winger.

Horton is tied for second on the team in goals with Tyler Seguin (11) trailing only Brad Marchand, who has 14. He is also tied for fifth in points with 20 along with Lucic.

In 16 minutes of ice time last night in Buffalo, Horton tallied a goal and an assist and was a plus-2 in the B’s 2-0 victory over the Sabres. Horton is coming on at the right time as the Bruins’ offense seemed to hit a little bump in the road.

The biggest concern coming in this season was Horton’s health after several concussions, but he has reiterated many times that he is feeling fine.

Like many of his teammates, Horton was gripping his stick a little too tight and squandered several scoring chances during the team’s slump. But, goals come in bunches when things are going well, and as one can see they are starting to come along for No. 18. This is Horton’s first three-goal streak since February 26-March 1 of 2011.

Horton now has 196 goals and 400 points in his career. He’ll look to expand those totals and increase his streak to four straight games with a goal when the Black and Gold welcome the Ottawa Senators for a crucial late season matchup Tuesday night at the TD Garden.

Here are highlights of Horton’s week courtesy of NHL Video Center

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