SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 27: Bill Thomas #37 of the Florida Panthers skates in front of goaltender Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins on December 27, 2010 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/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