PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 31: Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes displays his pirate-themed helmet during warmups prior to his game against the Philadelphia Flyers on October 31, 2009 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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