VANCOUVER, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 23: Goalie Thomas Greiss #1 of the Phoenix Coyotes stops Ryan Kesler #17 of the Vancouver Canucks in close during the first period in NHL pre-season action on September 23, 2013 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/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