ST. PAUL, MN - SEPTEMBER 24: Alexander Steen #20 of the St. Louis Blues is congratulated by teammates Jay McClement #18 and B.J. Crombeen #26 after scoring against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center on September 24, 2009 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Blues defeated the Wild 4-1. (Photo by Genevieve Ross/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