Nathan Horton Fits in Boston

It’s early but so far veteran forward Nathan Horton seems to be fitting in quite well with the Boston Bruins. This former 2003 Florida Panthers first round draft pick who was traded from south Florida this past off-season had a goal and two points in leading the Bruins to a 3-0 win against the Phoenix Coyotes. “Boston is hockey, it’s sports. It’s fun to be a Boston Bruin,” Horton who had both goals in an opening night 5-2 loss against the Coyotes said. “Definitely, it’s nice to get goals and to contribute, to help the team win.” Also making a loud statement in their win against Phoenix was goaltender Tim Thomas who made 29 saves for the shutout. This was a critical game for Thomas who is trying to regain the number one goaltending position from the young up and coming Tuukka Rask. Milan Lucic who is Horton’s line-mate opened scored halfway through the second before Horton scored with less than a minute remaining in the period. “We came out strong,” Bruins captain Zdeno Chara said. “We created a lot of chances. We were putting a lot of pressure on them, didn’t give them much time to do anything and we got rewarded.” Scoring the third goal was the Bruins 2010 first round draft pick Tyler Seguin who scored his first NHL goal on a breakaway. When it was all over the Bruins outshot Phoenix 37-29. “It’s always fun to see these guys score their first goal,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said. “A much better play from the whole team, more aggressive. “Puck management was much, much better, and that made a big difference.”

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