WASHINGTON - JANUARY 19: Brooks Laich #21 of the Washington Capitals looks on during warm ups of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings on January 19, 2010 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/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