CHICAGO - OCTOBER 23: The Chicago Blackhawks starting lineup Patrick Kane #88, Patrick Sharp #10, Niklas Hjalmarsson #4, Jonathan Toews #19, and Nick Boynton #24 stand for the National Anthem before the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on October 23, 2010 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