DETROIT - JANUARY 17: John Madden #11 of the Chicago Blackhawks watches teammate Niklas Hjalmarsson #4 as he skates around the defense of Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings during a NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on January 17, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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