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Bruins' Horton set to play in Game 2

CHICAGO (AP) - Boston Bruins forward Nathan Horton will play in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night, three days after he left the series opener with an injury.

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Horton practiced with the team on Friday and participated in Boston's morning skate on Saturday.

``He feels really good,'' coach Claude Julien said. ``He looked really good out there, the last two days. There's absolutely no reason he shouldn't play tonight.''

Horton left with an unspecified upper body injury while Boston was on a power play during the first overtime of Chicago's 4-3 victory in Game 1. Horton skates with David Krejci and Milan Lucic on a formidable line that really hurt the Blackhawks on Wednesday night.

``I feel good,'' Horton said. ``I'm ready.''

Horton made a great pass to set up the first of Lucic's two goals in the series opener. The 28-year-old wing has seven goals and 11 assists in the playoffs.

He said he's not worried about being targeted by the Blackhawks.

``It's the playoffs,'' he said. ``Everyone plays physical. Everyone plays strong.''

Forward Jaromir Jagr did not participate in Boston's morning skate, but Julien said the 41-year-old veteran is fine.

``He's 100 percent. He's 41,'' Julien said with a grin.

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