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    CHICAGO -- Boston coach Claude Julien isnt worried because the Bruins have been here before. Mike Condon Jersey . Even after a triple-overtime loss to Chicago in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final that would demoralize the most veteran of groups, the Bruins are calm and confident. "Weve been through a lot," Julien said. "You can chalk that down to experience of having been through a lot, the ups and downs. So we dont get rattled anymore. We know what we can do." Julien recalled trailing the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 in the 2011 final before coming back to win in seven. He also pointed out that the Bruins lost the first two games to the Montreal Canadiens at home in the first round two years ago. "I think youve had experience in the past when weve been down two games and bounced back," centre Chris Kelly said. "Being here before and knowing what to expect is definitely beneficial." So climbing out of a hole is nothing new for Boston, which still has most of its team intact but might have to play Game 2 on Saturday without right-winger Nathan Horton, who left Wednesday night with an apparent upper-body injury. With or without Horton, the Bruins have plenty of leaders who know the drill. "Vancouver it was everybodys kind first time around, right?" defenceman Andrew Ference said. "So you lose those couple games (its) maybe a heavier feeling than it is this morning amongst the group because guys are probably a little bit better at turning the page." The challenge in turning the page this time comes from the way the Bruins lost Game 1 -- in triple overtime on a double deflection that goaltender Tuukka Rask could do little to stop. Julien brushed that off along with several bounces that could have won the game, calling them "hockey breaks." The Blackhawks made their breaks in Game 1 and present a formidable challenge for the Bruins to come back from. A day off for the teams Thursday should help players physically, but bouncing back mentally could be a tougher task for Boston. That started with just how long a night Wednesday was as one period bled into the next and the minutes piled up. "Youre creeping up on almost playing two full games there," defenceman Adam McQuaid said. "No question that physically and mentally it was draining." Even taking away surrendering a two-goal lead in the third, the Bruins had ample chances to win Game 1 in overtime. Ference noticed frustration from teammates who couldnt finish on some golden opportunities. But theres two ways of looking at that. Either the Bruins gave away a victory or they hung with the Blackhawks on the road. Its an easy approach for Julien, whose Cup-winning experience contributes to his calm demeanour and that of his team. "This is a game we all know, hope we should all know, that could have gone either way," he said. "Both teams had great chances. We could be sitting here today up 1-0 as much as we are down 1-0." The Blackhawks took the important first game of the series thanks to a late comeback and then Andrew Shaws game-winning goal 12:08 into the third overtime. Getting the positive result drastically altered the mood for Chicago. "Its one of those games being down 3-1, you come back to tie it 3-3, you feel like something was left on the table if you didnt come back and win it," right-winger Patrick Kane said. "The game went a long time. Its definitely a good feeling winning in the third overtime when it does go that long." It could be a crushing feeling to lose a game that went on that long, but it didnt take long afterward for the Bruins to appreciate the kind of epic hockey showcase they were a part of in the fifth-longest Stanley Cup final game in history. "When you watch the video afterwards, you see the excitement, the chances, everything else," Julien said. "I dont think there should be any disappointment in what happened last night except for us not getting the win that we wanted." But that can be a substantial mental hurdle to overcome. Instead, with an extra day to rest, Bostons players arent stressing it. Kelly, for one, had no trouble sleeping after the triple-overtime loss. "Its one game," he said. "You play lots of hockey games. Its easy to park it and think ahead to the next one." That kind of poise is rare. But it also has not been common lately to have a recent Stanley Cup champion back in the final, and this is the time for the Bruins to cash in on their wealth of experience. "I think weve built some character and some resilience over the past few years with what weve been through," centre Patrice Bergeron said. "Its something that brought us here, so weve got to keep that going and make sure were ready for Game 2." Frank Finnigan Jersey . 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But things didnt go as planned.Yasmany Tomas hit his first career grand slam, and the Arizona Diamondbacks came back from a three-run deficit after squandering a five-run cushion to beat Colorado 12-9 on Monday night.Tomas homered off Jordan Lyles, and Arizona never looked back.We wanted to go to him in the sixth because it was the teeth of their lineup and we had just scored, Weiss said. I thought it was important to get a zero right there.Brandon Drury had four hits for the Diamondbacks, including a solo homer in the seventh.Lyles (4-5) got the first two outs of the sixth. Then he gave up consecutive singles to Drury, Paul Goldschmidt and Welington Castillo before Tomas connected.With Tomas, I tried to go down and away but I didnt make my pitch, Lyles said. He put a good swing on it. It was just where I wanted to stay away from, is where it ended up.I didnt do my job tonight. Up three runs, Ive got to get out of that inning still with the lead and I didnt, he added.Mitch Hanigers first major league home run also came in the Diamondbacks seventh. Randall Delgado (4-1) was credited with the win despite retiring only one of the four batters he faced in the sixth, and Daniel Hudson earned his third save.Arizona, with 16 hits on Monday, has 10 or more in 12 consecutive games against the Rockies. That makes the Diamondbacks the first NL team since the 1932 Brooklyn Dodgers to have a 12-game streak of 10-plus hits against a single opponent in one season.Daniel Descalso homered and drove in three runs, and Carlos Gonzalez doubled three times and added three RBI for the Rockies. Colorados 15 hits included four for Gonzalez and three for Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon.Arenados two-run single in the sixth gave Colorado a 9-6 lead after Descalso opened the inning with a soolo shot. Senators Jerseys Winter Classic. The Rockies trailed 5-0 going into the fourth.Charlie and DJ (LeMahieu) have been getting on base and doing their thing most of the year if not all year, Weiss said. When they do that and Nolan and CarGo are swinging the bats, we will score some runs like we did tonight. But youve got to keep them from scoring, too.Blackmon got his 200th career extra-base hit. Gonzalez has a nine-game hitting streak at Chase Field, and Descalso has homered in three of his last four games against Arizona.Diamondbacks starter Shelby Miller helped himself with the bat, doubling and scoring on a sacrifice that resulted in pitcher Tyler Andersons throwing error in the fourth. But the Rockies drew even at 6 in the fifth on Gonzalezs two-out, two-run double followed by a soft single by Raimel Tapia that scored Gonzalez.That was all for Miller, who started strong by getting the first nine outs in order but ended up allowing six runs on nine hits.Anderson yielded five earned runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings, the second time in 17 starts this season he failed to pitch five innings. He struck out seven and walked two.JUMPING RIGHT INArizona native Will Claye, the triple jump silver medalist at the Rio Olympics, attended the game and caught one of three pitching-machine pop flies during a between-innings break.STREAKINGLeMahieu had two hits and reached base safely for the 29th consecutive game, a career high.TRAINERS ROOMDiamondbacks OF A.J. 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      March 28, 2018 1:15 AM MDT