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Horton, Nash expected to attend Game 6

Posted on: June 13, 2011 1:59 pm
Edited on: June 13, 2011 2:00 pm
 
BOSTON --- Boston Bruins forward Nathan Horton, who was taken off on a stretcher after a violent collision in Game 3, is expected back at TD  Garden to watch tonight’s action.

“He's doing better and hopefully we see him here tonight,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said.

Horton returned to this building briefly for Game 4 where he presented Rich Peverley with a retro Bruins jacket, a token that goes to who the players feel was the MVP of the game. Julien said while Horton has progressed since last Monday’s incident that resulted in an overnight stay with a severe concussion, Horton still will not be back this series.

“He's been around, but . . . right now, he's still dealing with those concussion issues as we speak,” Julien said. “He popped in quickly this morning just to say ‘hi.’ I have the impression that he's going to be coming to the game tonight as long as he feels good, and that can vary as the day goes on.”

Minus Horton, who had been the team’s second-leading scorer when he was forced out, the Canucks have reshuffled their lines. That continued in Game 5 as the Bruins tried unsuccessfully to find some offense in a 1-0 loss to the Canucks. And at this time of year it’s hard to replace a guy who has scored three game-winning goals, including in overtime of Game 7 in the first round against the Montreal Canadiens.

“It just goes to show that everyone’s going to have to do a little bit more,” said Bruins forward Milan Lucic, one of the players moved around by Julien. “He’s scored some big goals at some key times and that just goes to show that everyone’s going to have to do a bit more and everyone’s going to have to step up here and fill in for the void.”

Beyond Horton, the Canucks are expected to have a VIP spectator of their own: Phoenix Suns star Steve Nash. Nash is Vancouver forward Manny Malhotra’s brother-in-law.

“It really doesn’t make any difference,” Malhotra said. “There is going to be a lot of family here for a lot of different reasons. It’s nice that he’s here.”

-- A.J. Perez
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Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: June 13, 2011 8:06 pm
 

Horton, Nash expected to attend Game 6

This series has mostly beeen about the appaling lack of character and integrity shown by the Canucks.  They bite, they pull hair, they blindside hit guys in the head while leaving their skates while the guy hasn't had the puck in about an hour, they talk more trash than any NBA player, and have gotten dominated in the total scoring.  It is amazing that they even have the lead, but home ice allows them to squeak through, espeically in a game two overtime where the least manly of all hockey players in the history of the game, hair-pulling and biting Burrows, should have been suspended by even street rules.  It has been about LaPierre, hated by everyone in the league (he is on his third team this year), taunting like a skirt, or Luongo, a mediocre streaking goalie talking trash on his better, more respectful counterpart, about a coach that refuses to be accountable for ordering goon shots, about Rome, who should be in prison for his scumbag hit, and about Canuck fans, the most vile and least educated in the free world.  Though good doesn't always beat evil, everyone not in Vancouver hopes that the Bruins will indeed defeat evil.



Since: Feb 6, 2011
Posted on: June 13, 2011 7:48 pm
 

Horton, Nash expected to attend Game 6

You're an IDIOT.



Since: Apr 18, 2009
Posted on: June 13, 2011 6:26 pm
 

Horton, Nash expected to attend Game 6

This series has mostly been about what either team cannot do, and how big the latest hole is that Boston's dug for itself. Bostons ineptitude on so many fronts make this play-off run one of the most improbable in playoff history. If its not a pathetic specialty team, it's zero offense, or too chicken to go to the tough areas, or poor defenseman, or how inept Chara is in front of the net, or how bad Kaberle's play is, or how lousy their coaching is, or Sea-Bass will never see a stanley cup.


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