Nathan Horton has been responsible for many celebrations since joining the Bruins in 2010, but he almost spoiled one Wednesday night.

While David Krejci was streaking down ice for the game-winning goal that earned the Bruins a 4-3 overtime victory and a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with Toronto, Horton was down on the ice after taking a leg-on-leg hit from Toronto defenseman Dion Phaneuf while making the pass that started the winning play.

But before the goal was scored, Horton said, he was headed to the bench none the worse for wear. He was walking OK yesterday in the Garden dressing room and said that he’s “fine.”

“I knew (Phaneuf) was coming,” Horton said. “I tried to get myself around him too when I chipped the puck and obviously he took me out and I couldn’t get around him. But it worked out well because Dave got it.”

Bruins coach Claude Julien, whose team will try to close out the Maple Leafs tonight in Game 5, had to split his attention on the game-winning play.

“That winning goal, that was one of those where you’ve got one eye looking at that outnumbered situation. Your other eye looking at if your other guy is going to be getting up,” Julien said. “So it’s a little bit of both. But when that goal was scored, the first thing I did was look if Nathan was still on the ice or if he was up. He’s fine. It was a bit of a body blow from an aggressive forecheck on Phaneuf’s part, and it ended playing in our favor.”