The half-dozen Boston Bruins made available to reporters strolled into a conference room of a Lakeshore hotel Thursday.
None needed to be pushed into the media session in wheelchairs the afternoon after the fifth-longest game in Stanley Cup Final history, a Game 1 contest won by the Chicago Blackhawks after 112 minutes, eight seconds of hockey. There were no IV bags full of saline visible. None of the assembled players even clutched a water bottle.
"It's pretty much the same," Bruins center Chris Kelly said when asked about his recovery from the triple-overtime game. "I made sure I drank a little bit more and ate a little bit more, which was tough. I wasn't exactly hungry after a long game."
A moment later, Kelly clarified he was drinking water, not booze.
"I'd be still in bed if that was the case," Kelly joked.
Kelly skated 27 minutes, 47 seconds, about double his usual ice time. That was true for skaters on both teams, understandable since the game was almost the equivalent o...