DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 11: Artist David Arrigo of Toronto, Ontario, Canada paints a wall mural of Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings for Ram Trucks before an NHL game against the Edmonton Oilers at Joe Louis Arena on November 11, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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