DETROIT - MARCH 24: Barret Jackman #5 of the St. Louis Blues and Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings battle for the loose puck during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on March 24, 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