ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 24: Nikita Filatov #28 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates prior to the game against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on October 24, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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