MONTREAL, QC - DECEMBER 4: Emile Bouchard and Elmer Lach wave at the crowd during celebrations for the centenary of the team before the NHL game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins on December 4, 2009 at the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (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