VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 15: Vancouver Canucks fans cheer before Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Canucks and the St. Louis Blues at General Motors Place on April 15, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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