Boston Bruins forward Nathan Horton was knocked out of the game after receiving a vicious hit from Vancouver Canucks' defenseman Aaron Rome nearly five minutes into the first period of Game 3, which ended without a goal for either side.
Horton was taken off the ice on a stretcher and transported to Mass. General Hospital, where he was reportedly moving all of his extremities. Rome received a five-minute major for interference and a game misconduct.
Unfortunately, the Bruins were unable to convert on the extended power play, squandering away a perfect opportunity to take an early lead in a crucial game (Boston trails the series, 2-0, to Vancouver).
Tim Thomas had 12 saves in the opening period for the Bruins, who were outshot by the Canucks, 12-7. Both teams had one power play opportunity, but neither could convert. Boston won nine of 13 faceoffs in the period.
Roberto Luongo turned away all seven shots he faced for Vancouver.