TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 31: Jeff Halpern #11 of the Tampa Bay Lightning laughs as he see fans dressed in costumes for Halloween during the pre-game warm-ups before the game against the New Jersey Devils at the St. Pete Times Forum on October 31, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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