WINNIPEG, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 30: Jerred Smithson #25 of the Nashville Predators and Ondrej Pavelec #31 of the Winnipeg Jets watch the puck fly into the net as Cal O'Reilly #16 (not shown) of the Nashville Predators scores against the Winnipeg Jets in a game in preseason NHL action at the MTS Centre on September 30, 2011 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/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