BOSTON, MA - On his first shift of Saturday’s game, Nathan Horton ignited the TD Garden crowd with a heavy hit along the boards on the Capitals’ Eric Fehr.
That came just 1:36 in, and from the then on, Horton and his teammates set the tone with their physicality.
By the end of the afternoon, Horton would have a Gordie Howe hat trick, with a goal, two assists, and a bout with Matt Hendricks.
“Obviously, we haven’t scored for a while, but I think our line played a lot better tonight,” said Horton from in front of his locker room stall postgame, sporting his signature smile and the B’s new “player of the game” t-shirt.
“Like Claude said, when you’re thinking you’re up and you’re making plays, you make more mistakes when you do that. Just get the puck deep. You saw that on every goal. I chipped the puck to Looch’s corner.”
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-Caryn Switaj ^CS