Nathan Horton has come a long way since the Bruins acquired him in the offseason. Horton, a 26-goal scorer for the Bruins, went through good and bad patches during the regular season, but none of that mattered on Saturday.
Horton had one job, and that was to do everything he could to give the Bruins a 3-2 series lead against the hated Montreal Canadiens. Well, mission accomplished.
Horton scored the game-winning goal 9:03 into the second overtime period, giving the Bruins a thrilling 2-1 victory and their first lead of the series. Boston is now one win away from doing something it has never done in 26 tries: come back from an 0-2 series hole.
"It feels so good,'' said Horton. "We knew it was going to be a greasy goal and it sure was. It was a rebound. But they all count and that was a big goal for us.
"We had control of the puck and I saw the rebound come out. It was just sitting there. It felt good to put that in the net and win the game. It's a pretty special moment.'' (via Boston Globe)
The goal was the second of the postseason for Horton, who is playing in the playoffs for the first time in his seven-year NHL career. Horton's first goal came in Game 3 at the Bell Centre.