Sedin, the Canucks' leading scorer with 12 goals and 34 points, was scratched due to a stiff back. Vancouver called up forward Mark Mancari from its AHL affiliate in Chicago and inserted him into the lineup.
We don't have any excuses tonight. Excuses are for losers. We've played with five defensemen before and it didn't affect us. We just had a bad second period and it cost us the game. We have to look in the mirror and blame ourselves.
— Bruins coach Claude Julien on his team's play with the loss of defenseman Johnny Boychuk