Horton pours Boston water on Vancouver ice

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Horton pours Boston water on Vancouver ice

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.com Bruins Insider Follow @hackswithhaggs
VANCOUVER Nathan Horton made the trip to Rogers Arena and, even though he couldn't play, made an impact on the game.

A few hours before game time Horton emerged from the Bruins dressing room in his workout clothes and poured Boston water from a water bottle out onto the Rogers Arena ice in front of the Boston bench.
Bruins assistant equipment manager Matt Falconer watched Horton empty the water bottle out onto the ice and then both returned back down to the runway toward the Bs dressing room.

The B's were 0-3 at Rogers Arena in the Stanley Cup Finals prior to Wednesday, and had scored two goals in 180:11 in Vancouver over that span. Perhaps a little "dirty water" from Boston could do the trick poured on the ice by the player that potted game-winning goals in both of their previous Game 7 victories against the Canadiens and Lightning.The water was actually melted TD Garden ice that made the trip with the Bruins into Canada.

The Bruins considered letting Horton come out in full uniform to take a few twirls on the ice during warm-ups in a symbolic gesture, but thought better of it when the players were tapped for warm-ups.The emotional lift of having Horton on the trip certainly added a noticeable lift to the rest of the team, and it showed in the subsequent 4-0 victory.

Joe Haggerty can be reached at jhaggerty@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Joe on Twitter at http:twitter.comHackswithHaggs

Beleskey, Spooner and McQuaid highlight Bruins lineup vs. Red Wings

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Beleskey, Spooner and McQuaid highlight Bruins lineup vs. Red Wings

The Bruins announced their lineup for the second preseason game on Wednesday night at home against the Detroit Red Wings, and it was slightly more veteran-laden than the youthful Boston group tapped for Monday night’s opening loss to the Blue Jackets.

Matt Beleskey, Ryan Spooner, Adam McQuaid and Dominic Moore lead the grizzled group of Bruins players readying for the exhibition tilt against their Atlantic Division rivals, and 19-year-old Zachary Senyshyn will make his preseason debut after getting fully medically cleared from appendectomy surgery a couple of weeks ago.

The 2015 first round pick has had a bit of a rough summer after bouts with mononucleosis and appendicitis forced him to miss Bruins rookie camp, but Senyshyn has quickly regained his strength and the blazing speed that's his biggest asset as a player. 

Austin Czarnik, Peter Mueller and Sean Kuraly are the only players from the opening night roster that will be in again to show their stuff against the Winged Wheels, and undoubtedly to get another long look from the Bruins coaching staff. Here is the full Black and Gold lineup for Wednesday night’s home date against the Red Wings with the untelevised exhibition game to be streamed on bruins.com

 

FORWARDS: Noel Acciari, Matt Beleskey, Anton Blidh, Austin Czarnik, Brian Ferlin, Jesse Gabrielle, Justin Hickman, Sean Kuraly, Dominic Moore, Peter Mueller, Zach Senyshyn, Ryan Spooner.

DEFENSEMEN: Linus Arnesson, Chris Casto, Matt Grzelcyk, Jeremy Lauzon, Adam McQuaid, Colin Miller.

GOALIES: Malcolm Subban, Daniel Vladar.