DETROIT - APRIL 11: Tomas Holmstrom #96 of the Detroit Red Wings deflects a shot on Cristobal Huet #38 of the Chicago Blackhawks during a NHL game on April 11, 2009 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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