Horton (concussion) on schedule for training camp


Horton (concussion) on schedule for training camp

WILMINGTON, Mass. The Bruins have one eye on the open of NHL free agency today, but they're also focused on the health and well-being of the players they already have under contract.

Nathan Horton missed the final 36 games of the regular season with a concussion last season, but he should be ready for the start of the 2012-13 season.

Hortons agent, Paul Krepelka, said that the winger is doing well and is on schedule to begin training camp in September without any setbacks. Peter Chiarelli had confirmed to CSNNE.com two weeks ago that Horton was beginning light exercises as one of the first crucial steps back from a concussion, and there havent been any difficulties since that point.

The Bruins were 18-16-2 without Horton in the lineup last season, and their offense dropped an entire goal in their goals-per-game production when the top line right winger was sidelined. Hortons injury affected their overall offense and their depth given that Rich Peverley was forced to move up from his third line post to top line duty.

With Horton in place to start the season healthy after suffering two concussions within seven months, the Bruins might not have nearly as many offensive question marks as they did at the end of last season.

Capitals lose 3-goal lead, recover to beat Bruins in OT

Capitals lose 3-goal lead, recover to beat Bruins in OT

WASHINGTON - Nicklas Backstrom scored 1:36 into overtime, helping the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 after blowing a three-goal lead Wednesday night.

Justin Williams scored twice and Daniel Winnik also had a goal to put Washington ahead 3-0 about six minutes into the second period.

After Winnik's tally, Washington went over 26 minutes without a shot on goal. Boston dominated the final five minutes of the second period, when Dominic Moore and David Pastrnak beat goaltender Braden Holtby. Colin Miller's power-play score 8:19 into third tied it at 3.

Boston arrived in Washington 4-0-1 over its last five games with three wins in a row, including a 4-3 overtime triumph against Florida on Monday night.

Evgeny Kuznetsov had two assists for the Capitals and Alex Ovechkin got his first point since Nov. 26.

Boston outshot Washington 34-20. The Capitals have won two straight following a three-game losing skid.