NEW YORK - APRIL 09: David Sloane #40 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates in warmups prior to playing in his first NHL game against the New York Rangers on April 9, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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