RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 19: Joni Pitkanen #25 of the Carolina Hurricanes collides along the boards with Dainius Zubrus #8 of the New Jersey Devils during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 19, 2009 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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