EDMONTON, CANADA - NOVEMBER 18: Members of the Edmonton Oilers and the Colorado Avalanche stand for the national anthems before a game at Rexall Place on November 18, 2009 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Oilers beat the Avalanche 6-4. (Photo by Andy Devlin/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