Amid risk of losing Horton, B's aren't worried
CHICAGO (WHDH) -- The status of Nathan Horton is still uncertain but his impact on the team is not.
“He’s been a big part of our team and a big part of that line and a guy like that is always surely missed,” said Bruins forward Chris Kelly.
Horton sustained an upper-body injury in the first overtime of Boston's 4-3 triple-overtime loss to Chicago in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. He's listed as day-to-day.
“If you look at what he’s accomplished, even with (Milan) Lucic’s first goal, a great heads up play by him. So he’s been really good,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said.
It’s a good thing that the Bruins have the depth and versatility to compensate for an absence when needed.
“It’s something that we’ve had for the last couple years, something that the depth of our team has always helped us in those situations,” said Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron.
Tyler Seguin stepped up in that situation Wednesday night and kept the Bruins’ offensive momentum going.
“He skated, he had some chances and he’s got the speed to be up there with him, he’s got the skill and for him it’s an opportunity right now,” said Julien.
The Bruins and Blackhawks will face off in Game 2 on Saturday at 8 p.m. in Chicago. Watch the game on NBC Sports Network and tune in to 7News at 11 p.m. for highlights and post-game reaction.