COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 20: Rick Nash #61 of the Columbus Blue Jackets stretches prior to the start of their game against the Anaheim Ducks on October 20, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets wore purple jerseys during warm ups that will later be auctioned off in part of the NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer initiative. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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