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Nathan Horton visits Bruins after win, passes jacket to Rich Peverley
Posted By DJ Bean On June 9, 2011 @ 12:25 am In General | 2 Comments
Horton was declared out for the remainder of the playoffs due to a severe concussion, the result of a blindside hit from Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome  Monday. He came in the room after Wednesday’s game to pass on the team’s 1980′s jacket, awarded to the game’s MVP. Horton still had the jacket in his stall because he had scored the game-winning goal in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals and the team did not want to take it from him. On Wednesday, he came in to give the jacket to Rich Peverley , who scored two goals filling in for Horton on the first line.
“It was pretty emotional,” Peverley said. “Nathan came in, and he’s a big part of this team. Just to be able to see him and know that he’s healthy and safe, that’s very important to us.”
Julien did not tell the team that Horton was in the building, and it was a pleasant surprise for his teammates.
“I didn’t know,” linemate David Krejci  said. “It was a good feeling when [Julien] said that Horty was here. It was good to see him smile, telling us he’s feeling OK, he’s feeling much better. It was good to see him.”
The pre-game festivities featured Bobby Orr  waving Horton’s No. 18 flag, and as the Bruins built their lead, chants of “Nathan Horton” rang out from the crowd.
“He’s such a good team guy,” Shawn Thornton  said of Horton. “He does everything for us and he has all year. Everybody on this team loves him. He makes everybody around him feel better about themselves. I mean, I don’t think I’ve ever met a more positive guy in the room. For him to come in, guys were pretty excited.”
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