NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 01: David Clarkson #23 of the New Jersey Devils shoots the puck during pregame warmups prior to the game against the New York Islanders at the Prudential Center on April 1, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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