ST. LOUIS - OCTOBER 23: Scott Schram, of the Scottrade Center ice crew, fills the zamboni with water before resurfacing the ice prior to the game between the St. Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild on October 23, 2009 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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