BOSTON – He lay on his back on the logo, his body aligned with the “t” in the words “Stanley Cup Final.” His stick lay at his feet. His right hand stayed stuck in the air for a moment, grotesquely, before falling slowly to his side.
It was as ugly as it gets. After a long season of head shots and concussions and heated debates, Nathan Horton(notes) had taken the latest nasty hit here on the NHL’s biggest stage – a hit that changed the course of this game and this series, a hit we can only hope doesn’t change the course of his career.
The Boston Bruins watched Horton carted off on a stretcher in a hushed TD Garden. They heard that he went to the hospital moving his extremities. Then they poured their emotion into an 8-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 3 on Monday night, fighting back from a 2-0 series deficit, fighting for their fallen teammate.
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