MONTREAL, CANADA - FEBRUARY 26: Brent Sopel #55 of the Montreal Canadiens warms up before his first game with his new team before the NHL game against the Carolina Hurricanes on February 26, 2011 at the Bell Centre 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