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Stanley Cup Stories: Bruins' Horton no stranger to bad luck

06/15/2013 01:08 EDT | Updated 08/14/2013 05:12 EDT
The Boston Bruins hope to have an injured first-liner back in their lineup for Game 2 and the NHL Awards revealed a close showdown between two Stanley Cup finalists. This and more in the top NHL stories from Friday:

1. Nathan Horton was back on the ice with his Boston Bruins teammates at practice Friday, though he is still listed as day-to-day. The first-line right winger, who is familiar with bad luck in the Stanley Cup playoffs, appeared to suffer a shoulder injury in the first overtime period of Game 1, writes CBCSports.ca's Tim Wharnsby. Horton hopes to catch a break and return to the Bruins' lineup for Game 2 (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 8 p.m. ET).

2. Off the ice, Chicago's Jonathan Toews and Boston's Patrice Bergeron went head-to-head for the league's top defensive forward award. While Bergeron had three more first-place votes than Toews, the Blackhawks captain won the Frank J. Selke trophy by 10 points. A couple of Senators also picked up some season honours. Ottawa bench boss Paul MacLean took the Jack Adams Award as top coach and captain Daniel Alfredsson was the winner of the Mark Messier Leadership Award. See what these proud Sens players had to say and check out all the NHL award winners from today in our gallery. Part two of the NHL Awards on Saturday will reveal the winners of the Hart, Calder, Norris and Vezina trophies along with the recipient of the Ted Lindsay Award as the most outstanding player as voted by the players (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 7 p.m. ET). Think you know who will be named this season's most valuable player? Have your say here.

3. As the league commends the top regular season performers, these two previously unsung heros are looking at playoff MVP consideration. Do you think a goalie will walk away with the Conn Smythe Trophy for a third straight year?

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