NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 18: Dan Ellis #39 of the Nashville Predators is greeted by fans as he takes the ice against the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 18, 2010 at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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