UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 08: Radim Vrbata #17 of the Phoenix Coyotes and John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders battle for the puck during the first period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 8, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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