DETROIT - MARCH 30: Valtteri Filppula #51 of the Detroit Red Wings gets congratulated for his goal by teammates Andreas Lilja #3, Niklas Kronwall #55 and Henrik Zetterberg #40 as Aaron Johnson #2 of the Edmonton Oilers skates away dejectedly during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on March 30, 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