DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 17: Reilly Smith #18 of the Dallas Stars handles the puck against Dennis Wideman #26 of the Calgary Flames at the American Airlines Center on February 17, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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