With a pair of Game 7-winning goals on his resume this postseason, Nathan Horton already had contributed mightily to the Bruins' Stanley Cup run.

But at 3:17 p.m. local time yesterday, he decided to do some more.

Horton, who suffered a severe concussion in Game 3 of the finals on a late hit from Vancouver defenseman Aaron Rome, walked out to the Rogers Arena ice and poured some water onto the sheet. Turns out it was some melted ice from the Garden that Horton brought with him on the transcontinental trek.

"Yeah, I put some Garden ice down," said a beaming Horton, who got the idea from members of the ice crew back home. "I just wanted to get our feel back in it and I put down some of our ice. And it worked out. This feeling is unbelievable."

When the Bruins acquired Horton from Florida along with Gregory Campbell last offseason, there were some questions about his desire. Yet, he's since answered them as emphatically as he could.