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Bruins draw on 2011 experience after triple-overtime loss to start Cup final

Thursday, 06.13.2013 / 4:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Bruins draw on 2011 experience after triple-overtime loss to start Cup final

CHICAGO - No practice for the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday. Same for the Boston Bruins.

The Stanley Cup finalists need all the rest they can get after a lengthy thriller in the series opener.

Andrew Shaw's deflection at 12:08 of the third overtime lifted the Blackhawks to a 4-3 victory in the fifth-longest game in the history of the Stanley Cup finals. It ended at the stroke of midnight on Wednesday, and both coaches decided to keep the players off the ice on Thursday.

Game 2 is Saturday night at the United Center.

One of the biggest questions coming out of Game 1 was the health of Bruins forward Nathan Horton, who skated off with an injury during the first overtime. The wing has seven goals and 11 assists in the playoffs.

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That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3