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Nathan Horton tosses on some home-ice advantage

Posted on: June 15, 2011 7:40 pm
Edited on: June 16, 2011 1:54 am
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VANCOUVER --- Boston Bruins forward Nathan Horton may have solved his team’s road woes a couple hours before Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Horton squirted a bottle full of melted ice from the Bruins’ TD Garden on the Rogers Arena ice surface, where the Bruins had failed to win in their three prior attempts before Wednesday’s 4-0 victory.

“We wanted to put that on their ice to make it our ice,” said Horton, who was forced of the series in Game 3 with a concussion. “I tried to be sneaky about it, but I guess I got caught.”

Horton was around the team all day Wednesday, well before he donned his hockey gear to join in the celebration. 

“Nathan was part of it,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said. “The players wanted him to be part of it.”

Vancouver defenseman Aaron Rome delivered the hit that knocked Horton from the series. Rome was given a five-minute major, ejected and later suspended for the duration of the Finals. 

Julien said the collision that put the Bruins' most clutch scorer on a stretcher and then in a Boston area hosptial turned into a rallying point. The game was scoreless at the time and the Bruins had already dropped the first two games of the Finals. 

“Absolutely,” Julie said. “I said, ‘Actions speak louder than words.’ Our guys responded.”

Canucks captain Henrik Sedin disagreed, saying there was “not a chance” the collision turned the series around for the Bruins. 

-- A.J. Perez

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Comments

Since: Jun 17, 2011
Posted on: June 17, 2011 12:47 am
 

Nathan Horton tosses on some home-ice advantage

poor very poor, open your eyes to what really happened.



Since: May 24, 2011
Posted on: June 16, 2011 3:52 pm
 

Nathan Horton tosses on some home-ice advantage

Business owners and Police should be allow to shoot rioters on sight.



Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: June 16, 2011 3:46 pm
 

Nathan Horton tosses on some home-ice advantage

I hate to say I told you so, no wait, I don't mind. I told everyone that Boston would hoist the Cup in Vancouver after Game 7. Just as I also precdicted, Luongo cracked uinder the pressure. If it took Horton to pour some water from the TD Garden ice to provide some luck, oh well. A word about the events in Vancouver after the game. It only takes a group of jerks to ruin the reputation of a city. What was the reason for rioting? The Canucks lost? Time to get a grip Vancouver! It's the Stanley Cup. This is not a reason to go bonkers, it's not like everyone was going to lose their jobs if the Canucks lost. First 1994, now 2011. This goes for other cities also (anybody remember Detriot and Los Angeles?)



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: June 16, 2011 12:13 pm
 

Nathan Horton tosses on some home-ice advantage

captain disagreed, saying there was “not a chance” the collision turned the series around for the Bruins.
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"Absolutely not", he continued.  "We already sucked and were already destined to lose.  Boston was clearly the better team and its only a wonder it took them 7 to finish us off."




Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: June 16, 2011 10:59 am
 

Nathan Horton tosses on some home-ice advantage

I love that they did this.  Its a good side story to add.



Since: Nov 14, 2009
Posted on: June 15, 2011 11:56 pm
 

Sneaky Horton pours water on ice before Game 7

Apparently it worked because the green beans lost.


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