Jeff Reed of the Pittsburgh Steelers drops the ceremonial puck between Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ryan Malone of the Tampa Bay Lightning on February 4, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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