Marathon game takes its toll

SCOTT FISHER -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 12:05 PM ET

 A long line of empty water bottles lined the hallway. There was nothing left to eat.

 And that was just the pressbox.

  If reporters were dehydrated, hungry and growing more weary by the second, how did the players feel in last night's 5-4 loss?

 "I've played in some long overtime games before but it was pretty demanding out there," said Flames winger Chuck Kobasew.

 "We have to take whatever we can from that game and move on."

 To make matters worse, the Flames will be back on the ice in less than 24 hours with all the marbles on the line.

 Kobasew said he didn't think last night's 5-4 loss in triple overtime would affect the team's performance in Game 7.

 "I don't think it'll be a problem at all," Kobasew said. "We're excited, it's a one-game series now. This is what you grow up dreaming about, Game 7s, and the opportunity is in front of us."

 Canucks vet Trevor Linden said there was food in the Vancouver dressing room but nobody dared to touch it.

 "You can't eat anything solid like that," said Canucks vet Trevor Linden. "The guys stuck mostly to gel packs and power bars."

 Flames blueliner Robyn Regehr said he was more disappointed than exhausted.

 "Both teams are tired," said Regehr, who logged over 43 minutes of ice time. "That's just a fact of a game being long like that."


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