LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 31: (L-R) Alexandre Burrows #14, Kevin Bieksa #3, Henrik Sedin #33 and Daniel Sedin #22 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrate Bieksa's first-period goal against the Los Angeles Kings in the first period during the NHL game at Staples Center on December 31, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/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