COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 25: Troy Brouwer #22 of the Chicago Blackhawks high fives fans as he leaves the ice after pre game warmups prior to the start of the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 25, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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