Bruins coach Claude Julien used the phrase a couple of times yesterday morning in describing what Nathan Horton can be — a difference-maker.
All you have to do is go back to last spring to know how much of one Horton can be, with three huge goals — including two overtime winners and two series clinchers — in the B's Stanley Cup run.
But Horton hasn't had a ton of big moments this year, and recently he's been lagging behind linemates David Krejci and Milan Lucic in the production/involvement department. Going into last night's game, he had two goals in the previous 11 games and was averaging just one shot on net in his last seven games.
Nathan Horton showing signs of recovery
Boston Herald | Jan 5