• Served five-game suspension (4/5-4/17)
• Finished first among Sabres forwards in average shorthanded TOI (2:08)• Skated in his 300th career NHL game at BOS (4/17)
• Tallied his first goal of the season vs. NJD (4/7), his first point since March 7, 2012 vs. CAR and first goal since Feb. 8, 2012 vs. BOS; also credited with seven hits and four shots on goal in the contest
• Registered a season-high five shots on goal and 15:35 TOI vs. CAR (1/25)
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