RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 31: Fresh after his return from the 2012 NHL All-Star Game, Justin Faullk #28 of the Carolina Hurricanes high-fives fans prior to an NHL game against the New York Islanders on January 31, 2012 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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