EDMONTON, CANADA - APRIL 4: Members of the Vancouver Canucks stand on the blue line for the National Anthem before the game against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place on April 4, 2009 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/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