TAMPA, FL - APRIL 7: Vaclav Prospal #20 of the Tampa Bay Lightning battles against Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins for the puck at the St. Pete Times Forum on April 7, 2009 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