Boston could potentially be without the services of Nathan Horton heading into Friday’s Game 7 versus Tampa. A report surfaced via 1040 ESPN Tampa Bay that featured a pair of fan shot videos in which Horton can be seen spraying a Lightning fan with water and tossing the bottle at him following Wednesday’s Game 6.
Horton can be seen grabbing the bottle on his way to the dressing room before he stops to douse the fan, which also leads to the debate that it was a premeditated act. The question now is whether or not Horton faces a suspension which, if history is an indication, is a real possibility. You may recall New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella was suspended for Game 6 versus the Washington Capitals in the 2009 Eastern Conference Quarter Finals for a similar incident.
It’s difficult to deny the video evidence that’s making its way around the interwebs, therefore the NHL will most likely have to investigate this incident to some degree. It was a foolish thing for Horton to do and it could ultimately cost his team a shot at making it to the Stanley Cup Finals.
The incident takes place right around the 1:30 mark:
We shall see what happens…
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