BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 22: Broadcaster Rob Ray (L) and assistant coach James Patrick (R) of the Buffalo Sabres wear special ties for Hockey Fights Cancer Night for the game against the Ottawa Senators at HSBC Arena on October 22, 2010 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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