April 10, 2014
History Made! Nathan Horton Scores In Game He Did Not Play In
Columbus Blue Jackets winger Nathan Horton has made NHL history by becoming the first player to score a goal in a game he did not get credit for playing in.
Horton was not in the lineup for Wednesday night’s game between the Blue Jackets and Dallas Stars, which originally was played March 10. The game was halted and it's continuation was postponed by the league when Dallas forward Rich Peverley had a cardiac event during the first period.
The March 10th game was stopped a with Columbus up 1-0 thanks to Horton's tally. So the make-up game played on Wednesday, which was played in it's entirety, started with the score of 1-0 for Columbus. Horton is actually the second player to ever record a point without actually playing. Philadelphia's Scottie Upshall in 2006, under similar circumstances, is the other. But Horton is the first to be credit for a goal in a game he was not credited with playing!