Lots of fluids, rest after 3OT Stanley Cup opener

June 13, 2013 • National News

Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien speaks to members of the media during an NHL Stanley Cup Final hockey series news conference in Chicago, Thursday, June 13, 2013. The Bruins trail in the series by one game to none against the Blackhawks and are scheduled to play Game 2 on Saturday. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)

CHICAGO (AP) — Long after the celebration was over, Marian Hossa finally made it home and managed to fall asleep around 3 a.m. The Chicago star woke up a few hours later, roused by a noisy neighbor.

“I think my neighbor decided he was going to drill in the morning. That was really unpleasant,” Hossa said Thursday. “You know, hopefully, he is going to get the message for next time, he won’t drill. Feel a little tired today.”

It’s OK, Marian. Everyone was a little tired after a rousing start to the Stanley Cup finals.

Chicago and Boston played three overtimes Wednesday night in the fifth-longest game in the history of the NHL’s marquee series. It finally came to an end — at the stroke of midnight, no less — when Andrew Shaw deflected Dave Bolland’s shot into the goal to give the Blackhawks the victory.

It was a deflating outcome for the Bruins, who also lost important forward Nathan Horton to an injury during the first overtime, while the Blackhawks seemed relieved that they didn’t have to sit on such a heartbreaking loss for two days Login to read more

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