Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Bruins' No. 1 Line Works Every Way

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Bruins' No. 1 Line Works Every Way

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CHICAGO --

Milan Lucic remembers it as if it was yesterday.

Boston got Nathan Horton in a trade with Florida three years ago, and Bruins coach Claude Julien decided to put the forward on a line with David Krejci and Lucic.

"It kind of just clicked right away," Lucic said.

No kidding.

The high-scoring line combined for Boston's first two goals in the Bruins' 4-3, triple-overtime loss against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final Wednesday night. It was the continuation of a terrific postseason for the three veterans, who also helped the Bruins win the title two years ago.

Horton, sidelined the last part of the 2011 postseason by a concussion, left the series opener against Chicago with an unspecified upper-body injury, but he practiced Friday and appears to be on track to play Game 2 tonight.

"We'll have to make a decision on him tomorrow," Julien said. "It was encouraging to see him out there today. If he feels good tomorrow, he's in the lineup, simple as that. …

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