UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Joe Finley #52 of the New York Islanders prepares to go out onto the ice for warmups at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 16, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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