Nathan Horton couldn't be on the ice to deliver game-winning goals last night, but even a severe concussion couldn't keep him from making the trip to Vancouver, to give his teammates a Game 7 boost.

"He's awesome," winger Shawn Thornton said of Horton. "I love that guy. He really puts everyone in a better mood. He always puts a smile on your face. So anytime you can have a guy like that around, it's a positive thing."

"Just to have his presence and come out for this trip, I think it's obviously given us some extra attitude," winger Daniel Paille said.

"His attitude is very well-spirited and calm and always happy. It's nice to see him with the way he is, to kind of relax us a little bit before the game."

Horton has remained a presence since the injury, when he was leveled by a late hit by Vancouver's Aaron Rome in the first period of Game 3 on June 6.