NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 29: Goalie Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators wears a Hockey Fights Cancer sticker on his helmet prior to a game against the Chicago Blackhawks on October 29, 2009 at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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