Clowe, a 6-foot-2 power forward, was a restricted free agent coming off a career year in which he established highs in games played (71), goals (22), assists (30), points (52), plus-minus (plus-8), power play goals (11) and shots (161).
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