NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 19: Hundreds of fans line up the entrance to Bridgestone Arena for the season opener between Columbus Blue Jackets and the Nashville Predators on January 19, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/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