Nathan Horton was knocked out of the game in the first period on a blindside hit by Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome. Horton was taken off on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital, where it was later reported that he had feeling in all of his extremities.
Following the hit, the B's responded by scoring eight goals in an offensive clinic.
Shawn Thornton, who played for the first time since Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning, provided a great deal of energy, while Mark Recchi and Milan Lucic provided some taunts of their own.
It was a physical game, but it was all Bruins on the scoreboard. Following the win, the Bruins dedicated the victory to Horton by hanging a starter jacket usually awarded to the player of the game in his locker.
To see the highlights of a crazy Game 3, as well as postgame reaction from the Bruins and the NESN crew, check out the video above from NESN Daily.
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