COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 31: Jared Boll #40 of the Columbus Blue Jackets gets control of the puck from Radek Bonk #14 of the Nashville Predators on March 31, 2009 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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