DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 14: Tomas Holmstrom #96 of the Detroit Red Wings stands with family, Red Wings owners Mike and Marian Illitch and Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Mike Murphy. Holmstrom is honored for playing his 1,000th NHL career game before an NHL game against the Dallas Stars at Joe Louis Arena on February 14, 2012 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