DETROIT - SEPTEMBER 25: Garnet Exelby #3 of the Toronto Maple Leafs collides with Valtteri Filppula #51 of the Detroit Red Wings during a NHL pre-season game at Joe Louis Arena on September 25, 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