EDMONTON, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 23: Ryan Malone #6 of the Tampa Bay Lightning cuts to the net with Magnus Paajarvi #91of the Edmonton Oilers right behind him, while Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk #40 is in goal on September 23, 2010 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/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