The Bruins love Nathan Horton, as he’s by all accounts, one of the best teammates any NHL player could ask for. When he plays like he did on Thursday night, however, he must be their favorite guy in the world.
The big forward with the even bigger smile played his best game of the season, scoring two goals and leading the Bruins to a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning to open a two-game swing through Florida, a trip that has given the B’s fits in the past.
The Bruins have to hope that the two-goal outburst can really get Horton going, with the schedule about to really pick up. Horton has shown flashes of brilliance this season, but he’s struggled to put together a stretch of dominant hockey like he’s shown the capability to do in the past.
It was certainly a great way for Horton bounce out of a two-game slump of sorts, a two-game stretch in which he was a combined minus-4 with seven shots combined.
“He played a pretty solid game tonight, and he scored some big goals,” Boston head c...