OTTAWA, CANADA - OCTOBER 22: Filip Kuba #17 of the Ottawa Senators celebrates his first period goal with team mates Milan Michalek #9 and Alex Auld #35 of the Ottawa Senators against the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL game at Scotiabank Place on October 22, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/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