TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 17: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates during warmups prior to tonight's game against the Minnesota Wild at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on October 17, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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