BOSTON - APRIL 9: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins watches the loose puck against the Montreal Canadiens at the TD Banknorth Garden on April 9, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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