COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 28: John Moore #7, Kristian Huselius #20, Antoine Vermette #50, Mathieu Garon #32 and Tomas Kubalik #33, all of the Columbus Blue Jackets, stand during the playing of the National Anthem prior to the start of their game against the Minnesota Wild on September 28, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/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