VANCOUVER, CANADA - DECEMBER 22: Ryan Suter #20 of the Nashville Predators steps out of the penalty box as two fans dressed in green spandex look on during their game at General Motors at General Motors Place on December 22, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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