Eddie Olczyk talks Blackhawks' triple-OT meal plans

Eddie Olczyk talks Blackhawks' triple-OT meal plans
April 18, 2014, 2:15 pm
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During Thursday's broadcast of Game 1 between the Blackhawks and Blues, Eddie Olczyk told Pat Foley he wouldn't be surprised if pizzas were brought in for the players as their triple-overtime game went on. 

While that may sound a little far-fetched, he wasn't kidding.

Olczyk joined CSN's David Kaplan on 87.8 The Game on Friday morning and talked about the team's meal plan on game days. 

[MORE: Game 1: Blackhawks outlasted by Blues in triple overtime]

"The training day meal for the players is at about 1 or 1:30," he said. "They'll have an opportunity to have a snack around 4:30 or 5 before (getting to) the team bus, and most guys will have the opportunity to have something before the game, but it's going to be real light.

"Let's remember, the game starts at 7:00 and now it's 10:00 heading into the first overtime, so I'm sure power bars and fruit (are there). Then you realize this game's (going late into the night). They have a postgame meal for the players at the arena after the game. So now you're looking for something to eat because you've gone almost 10 and a half hours without having a solid meal in you.

"You're not gonna start stuffing your face, but you just want to get a little bit in your stomach so you can get rid of that feeling and get some energy. Whether it's pizza, fruit or power bars, plus hydrating. You do whatever you can."