TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 18: Simon Gagne #12 of the Tampa Bay Lightning talks with fans before the start of the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the St. Pete Times Forum on January 18, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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