UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 05: Tomas Plekanec #14 of the Montreal Canadiens (R) celebrates his goal at 5:21 of the first period against the New York Islanders along with Alex Galchenyuk #27 (L) at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 5, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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