TORONTO, CANADA - JANUARY 31: Dion Phaneuf #3 of the Toronto Maple Leafs battles for the puck with Matt Hendricks #26 of the Washington Capitals during NHL game action January 31, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Graig Abel/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