UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 17: Marc-Edouard Vlasic #44 of the San Jose Sharks pursues Kyle Okposo #21 of the the New York Islanders on October 17, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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