Nathan Horton RW BOS 5 Days
Boston coach Claude Julien didn't have an update on Nathan Horton after he left Game 1 during the first overtime period.
"There's nothing to say because our doctors haven't finalized the evaluation properly," Julien said. Horton didn't have a cast or any other obvious signs of a serious injury when he was seen following the contest, but if the Bruins have to play without him for any stretch then it leaves a sizable hole in their lineup. Hopefully, the Bruins will be able to update his status later this afternoon.
Nathan Horton RW BOS 7 Days
Potential UFA Nathan Horton said he wants to stay with the Boston Bruins, but he isn't thinking about his future with the team right now.
"We've got so much going on," he said. "No matter what happens, I think I'll be playing somewhere. I'm just going out and playing hockey because in the end there's nothing I can really do about it. I think the way I am, not thinking about anything and just going out and playing, has helped me a lot. Let things lie where they lie." Horton has been remarkable in the playoffs with seven goals and 17 points in 16 games. He is also first in the league with a plus-21 rating.
Nathan Horton RW BOS 9 Days
Nathan Horton is making it tough for the Boston Bruins to consider letting him walk as an unrestricted free agent this summer.
And yet, the Bruins might part ways with Horton anyways. Horton has excelled in the postseason with seven goals and 17 points in 16 games, but the Bruins are in a salary cap crunch. If they want him back, they're going to have to make room for him by trading someone or buying out a contract.
Nathan Horton RW BOS 14 Days
Boston's top-six forward group has outperformed Pittsburgh's after two games of the Eastern Conference Finals.
When you look at their totals in the playoffs there are plenty of similarities between the two teams, but there is one key difference. Boston's Nathan Horton, David Krejci, Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and Jaromir Jagr have combined for 75 points and a plus-54 rating in 14 games, while Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby, Jarome Iginla, Pascal Dupuis, Chris Kunitz and James Neal have totaled 72 points in 13 games but they have a minus-9 rating. The Bruins get plenty of two-way play out of their top forwards and that has been evident through the first two games of the series. Horton leads the postseason with a plus-19 rating.
Nathan Horton RW BOS 15 Days
Nathan Horton generated a goal and an assist in Boston's blowout 6-1 victory over Pittsburgh Monday night.
Horton has been on a tear in the playoffs with three goals and eight points during his current four-game scoring streak. He has seven markers and 17 points in 14 games, which places him second in points behind only linemate David Krejci heading into Tuesday night's action. Boston has received plenty of production out of the combination of Horton, Krejci and Milan Lucic during these playoffs.
Nathan Horton RW BOS 16 Days
Nathan Horton has 14 goals and 32 points in 34 career postseason contests.
That's a far better pace than Horton has maintained in the regular season. In fact, with 15 points in the 2013 playoffs, Horton is approaching his regular season total of 22 points. Boston's Daniel Paille tried to explain Horton and some of his other teammates' ability to take their game a level higher in the playoffs. "I'm not sure if it's so much boredom, but it's more trying to pace yourself, I guess," he said. "But I think playoffs is when you want to play and you have to work to get there. And I think they obviously did a good enough job for us to get here, and their play speaks for itself right now."
Nathan Horton RW BOS 16 Days
While he isn't leading the 2013 postseason in scoring like David Krejci, Nathan Horton is putting together the kind of playoff run that could make him a lot of money ... even if it's not with the Boston Bruins.
Six of Horton's impressive 15 points have come in the last three games. The power forward has a point in all but three of his 13 contests. While his 23.1 percent shooting efficiency isn't likely to last, plenty of suitors are likely to come his way this summer if Boston cannot retain him.
Nathan Horton RW BOS 19 Days
Nathan Horton has been superb so far in the playoffs.
Horton has five goals and 12 points in 12 games. He hasn't been held off the scoresheet for more than two consecutive contests in the postseason. He didn't have a particularly good campaign from a fantasy perspective, but he's stepped up when they've needed him the most. That likely won't be forgotten when it comes time to negotiate his new contract. He's eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Nathan Horton RW BOS 1 Month
Nathan Horton's third-period goal triggered the Bruins' improbable rally over the Leafs.
Down 4-1 with a little more than 14 minutes left, the Bruins had little energy and they were hearing it from the crowd. But Horton's goal provided a jolt. "It was tough there on the bench, getting booed, and looking at the time clock and watching the seconds count down," said Brad Marchand. ... "After [Horton] got that first one for us that started the climb back, we see the emotion on the bench and guys started to believe. That's what we needed."