NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 14: Steve Sullivan, left, Andreas Thuresson, Marcel Goc, and Kevin Klein, right, of the Nashville Predators warm up with a game of soccer before a game against the Montreal Canadiens on November 14, 2009 at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)
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