Toby Petersen of the Dallas Stars blasts a shot on goal against the defense of Douglas Murray of the San Jose Sharks on February 23, 2009 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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