MONTREAL, QC - NOVEMBER 21: Georges Laraque #17 and Maxim Lapierre #40 of the Montreal Canadiens warm up before the NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings on November 21, 2009 at the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. This is Laraque's first game back from an injury. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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