DETROIT - SEPTEMBER 18: Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers tries to protect the puck from Dan Cleary #11 of the Detroit Red Wings during the NHL pre-season game at Joe Louis Arena on September 18, 2009 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