SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 08: Goalkeeper Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks makes a stick hand save during the first period against the New York Rangers at SAP Center on October 8, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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