ATLANTA - OCTOBER 22: Goaltender Chris Mason #50 of the Atlanta Thrasher allows a goal to be scored by Vincent Lecavalier #4 of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first period at Philips Arena on October 22, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/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