MONTREAL, CANADA - JANUARY 22: Former capitain of the Montreal Canadiens Saku Koivu #11 of the Anaheim Ducks steps on the ice for the first time as a visitor before the NHL game on January 22, 2011 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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