CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 01: Kris Versteeg #32 of the Chicago Blackhawks gets in position to put the puck in the net; giving the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead; as Brent Sopel #5 of the Blackhawks and Derick Brassard #16 of the Columbus Blue Jackets watches from behind on December 01, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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