WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 12: Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jerey Devils looks on during warm ups of a NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals on October 12, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/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