NEW YORK - DECEMBER 12: The pucks are lined up along the players bench prior to the New York Rangers versus the Buffalo Sabres on December 12, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images)
The old saying in hockey is 'weather the storm.' I put the notion in their heads that we don't want to weather the storm, we want to push just as hard and matched their work ethic. I thought our guys exceeded that in the first period.
— Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins after their loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday