Many Bruins fans forget, but the team was without Nathan Horton during last season’s first-round series loss to Washington. In fact, the winger has not seen the ice in the playoffs since Game 3 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final, when he was famously cheap-shotted by Vancouver’s Aaron Rome.
Horton missed the final 36 games of 2011-12 and the entire postseason with a concussion, and he sat the final the final five games of this season after being injured in a fight with Pittsburgh’s Jarome Iginla. He will be back in action Wednesday night, though, as he’ll skate in his usual spot on the first line alongside Milan Lucic and David Krejci when the Bruins open their first-round series against the Maple Leafs.
Check out what Horton and his teammates had to say before Wednesday’s playoff opener in the video above.