UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 21: Max Pacioretty #67 of the Montreal Canadiens and Lubomir Visnovsky #11 of the New York Islanders battle for the puck at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 21, 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