Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins stands at attention during the National Anthem before playing against the Detroit Red Wings during Game 7 of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Final. (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