PITTSBURGH - OCTOBER 17: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins battles for the puck against Jeff Halpern #11 of the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 17, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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