SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 16: Chris Mason #50 and Johnny Oduya #29 of the Atlanta Thrashers battle for position against Dany Heatley #15 of the San Jose Sharks during an NHL game on October 16, 2010 at HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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