OTTAWA, CANADA - FEBRUARY 25: Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators celebrates his first period goal with teammates Filip Kuba #17 and Milan Michalek #9 against the Boston Bruins during an NHL game at Scotiabank Place on February 25, 2012 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