Nathan Horton Practices For Boston Bruins, Will He Play in Game 2 on Saturday Night?

Scott Stewart-USA Today Sports

The Boston Bruins were handed a heartbreaking, triple overtime loss on Wednesday night, but the team is looking to rebound on Saturday as the series shifts gears to Game 2.

While the Chicago Blackhawks have the momentum fresh off a thrilling victory in Game 1, the Bruins are hoping to flip the tables on Saturday before the series switches back to Boston early next week. Bruins head coach Claude Julien isn’t all too worried about the Game 1 loss, reminding media members after the game that Boston trailed 2-0 two seasons ago in the Stanley Cup Final before roaring back to hoist the trophy.

However, if the Bruins are going to come back from an early series deficit once again, Nathan Horton will be a key ingredient in their ability to do so. Horton left Game 1 with an apparent shoulder injury and did not return. Julien labeled Horton as “day-to-day” on Thursday, but the Bruins got some good news on Friday when they took the ice for a normal team practice. Horton was out there, splitting time with Tyler Seguin on the first line.

While it’s being reported that Horton practiced, there are still no guarantees that he will play in Game 2.

Horton had no trouble going through shooting and passing drills which is a good sign, but contact was limited. Horton will likely be a game time decision on Saturday, but it is the Stanley Cup Finals. Don’t be surprised if Horton gives it a go in Game 2.

 

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