WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 25: Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators warms up before an NHL game against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on April 25, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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