June 15th, 2013 by

Nathan Horton good to go for Game 2

Nathan Horton good to go for Game 2

CHICAGO- After participating in practice yesterday, Bruins forward Nathan Horton returned to the ice this morning at the United Center for the teams’ morning skate. After the skate, Horton met with the media and confirmed he was playing in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

“I feel good. I think I’m in. I’m ready to go, and I’m excited,” said Horton. “I’m not in any pain. I feel good, and I’m ready to play. That’s it. I’m ready to get going here. Everything is good. I’m back, and I’m ready to go.”

Horton left Wednesday’s triple overtime loss during the first overtime in what looked like a shoulder injury and did not return.

“He feels really good” said Bruins head coach Claude Julien.  “He looked really good out there, the last two days. There’s absolutely no reason he shouldn’t play tonight.”

Horton has been huge for the Bruins thus far in the playoffs with 18 points in 17 games including seven goals. The Bruins top line of Milan Lucic, David Krejci and Horton has been arguably the best line in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

“That line has been very effective and efficient.  We’ll see” said Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville.

“I know that line certainly gave us something to be concerned with from the start of that game [Game 1] and ongoing. We’ll see what happens.”

Horton has been suffering through the injury since his regular season fight with Jarome Iginla on April 20. With it being no secret that Horton is playing through an injury look for the Blackhawks to finish all of their hits on Horton tonight.

“If he’s out there tonight we’ll keep hitting him” said Blackhawks Captain Jonathan Toews.

When asked if he was fearful that the Hawks would target his shoulder, Horton as usual smiled and said “it’s the playoffs.”

Puck drops at the United Center shortly after 8:00 eastern time.

Share "Nathan Horton good to go for Game 2" via

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

More in Playoff Central
Jul 3, 18 hours ago

Don Sweeney: The good, the bad and the ugly

The start of the Don Sweeney era has been a roller coaster ride. From questionable trades to the signing of Matt Beleskey and acquiring Jimmy Hayes, there have been many ups and downs for the Boston Bruins so far this offseason. After a draft day tha…

Jul 2, 2 days ago

Don Sweeney on Marc Savard: “A foundational player”

(Photo credit: Steve Babineau, Boston Bruins) Marc Savard hasn’t played a game since January of 2011 when a hit from former Bruin Matt Hunwick (albeit clean) put an end to his career. A year before that, and a few months removed from signing a …

Jul 2, 2 days ago

An Ode to Dougie Hamilton

It’s been a week since the Bruins sent their No. 2 defenseman west For three unknown draft picks and now fraught with fan and blue-line distress. Off to Calgary to join a Flames team on a definitive rise, Dougie Hamilton will fit perfectly with his…