ST. LOUIS - NOVEMBER 20: Mike McKenna #40 of the New Jersey Devils looks on before an NHL game against the St. Louis Blues on November 20, 2010 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. McKenna, a St. Louis native, is slated to start for the first game in his hometown. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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