RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 28: Stormy, mascot of the Carolina Hurricanes performs his Thriller routine before a NHL game against the St. Louis Blues on October 28, 2009 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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