Speaking to the media following Game 3, Canucks center Manny Malhotra defended teammate Aaron Rome's hit on Nathan Horton. The hit, which Claude Julien deemed to be blindside forced Horton to hit the ice head-first in the first period and leave the game on a stretcher.
"I thought it was a very clean hit", said Malhotra. "Just the timing was maybe a fraction off but all in all you see those hits on a daily basis throughout the league."
Malhotra returned to the Canucks lineup in Game 2, nearly 12 weeks after suffering a major eye injury when he was struck by a puck during on March 16th.
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The Bruins responded to a late, devastating late hit on Nathan Horton with a four-goal second-period explosion and manhandled the Canucks, 8-1, Monday night in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals. Game 4 is set for Wednesday night in Boston before the series returns to Vancouver for Game 5. Tim Thomas stopped 40-of-41 shots in another brillant playoff performance.
Just over five minutes into the game, Horton skated into the offensive zone on his second shift of the night and was leveled by a late hit from the blindside by Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome. The Bruins top-line forward was laid out on the ice for several minutes and examined by Bruins medical staff before a stretcher came on the ice to take him off. Horton was taken to Mass General and had movement in all extremities but is expected to stay there for further evaluation. Rome was given a game misconduct.
The two teams played a scoreless tie in the first, with the Bruins managing...
The Red Sox used their second pick of the first round -- the No. 26 overall selection -- to take high school catcher Blake Swihart out of Cleveland High School in Rancho Rio, N.M. Swihart is a switch-hitter whose athleticism suggests the potential to stay behind the plate; certainly, he is the highest-ceiling catching prospect whom the Sox have selected under general manager Theo Epstein.
Swihart, who has a scholarship commitment to the University of Texas, was the leading hitter on the Under-18 Team USA squad last summer, hitting .448 with a .492 OBP and .845 slugging mark for the select group of prep talents. For more on Swihart, visit the Full Count blog.
The Red Sox grabbed University of Connecticut right-hander Matt Barnes with their first of two first-round picks. He went 11-4 with a 1.62 ERA, 111 strikeouts and 31 walks in 116 2/3 innings for the Huskies this year, following an impressive summer in which he rated as the No. 3 prospect in the Cape League. He also pitched against elite competition last summer for Team USA, going 3-0 with a 1.42 ERA and 26 punchouts in 19 innings.
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Bruins forward Nathan Horton was motionless on the ice roughly five minutes into the first period of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals Monday after taking a blindside hit to the head from Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome. Horton did not have the puck as Rome dropped the first-line forward at the blueline with an elbow. The back of Horton's head was the first thing to hit the ice. After minutes without moving, Horton was taken off the ice in a stretcher. Rome was given a five-minute interference major and game misconduct.
The Bruins announced later in the period that Horton was transported to Mass General Hospital and is moving his extremities.
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