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Horton taken off on stretcher after hit by Rome

BOSTON (AP) - Bruins forward Nathan Horton was taken off the ice on a stretcher, strapped to a backboard, after a frightening collision with Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome in the first period of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals on Monday night.

Horton had just passed the puck to Milan Lucic and was coming over the blue line when Rome lowered a shoulder into him and knocked him backward. Horton, who appeared to hit his head on the ice, lay motionless, with his right arm in the air, as trainers rushed to attend to him.

Rome was called over to the penalty box, then ushered off the ice with a major for interference and a game misconduct.

The crowd gasped when the replay was shown on the scoreboard.