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Horton is out for the rest of the series with a severe concussion. But he went home from the hospital yesterday and was said to be exchanging text messages with his teammates.

Should be interesting to see if this one looks like the first two games, which were tightly played, one-goal Vancouver victories, or the third. In Game 3 on Monday night, Boston broke it open after a scoreless first period with four goals in the second and four in the third. A high-scoring contest could favor the Bruins, who are 9-4 in the playoffs in games with five or more goals and 4-4 with four or fewer.

The Bruins got things going early by playing highlights from Monday’s game, along with some key goals from previous Cup runs. Speaking of which: Bobby Orr, referred to in these parts simply as “No. 4,” is in the building, hanging out with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper before the game.

Even the Red Sox are jumping on the Bruins bandwagon: They called up a catcher named (Luis) Exposito on Wednesday.