NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 28: Steve Sullivan #26 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates warmups against the Nashville Predators in his 1,000th NHL career game at the Bridgestone Arena on March 28, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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