BOSTON - OCTOBER 23: Purple tape on the sticks of Boston Bruins players for Hockey Fights Cancer seen before the game against the New York Rangers at the TD Garden on October 23, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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