UNIONDALE, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Tim Sestito #47 of the New Jersey Devils checks Calvin de Haan #3 of the New York Islanders during preseason action at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on September 23, 2009 in Uniondale, New York. (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