GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: NHL Hockey Operations Manager Rob Blake presents Ray Whitney #13 of the Phoenix Coyotes with a Tiffany crystal statuette representing his 1,000 career NHL points in a ceremony prior to the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Jobing.com Arena on April 3, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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