EDMONTON, CANADA - MARCH 1: Richard Petiot #37 of the Edmonton Oilers is interviewed by Gene Principe of Rogers Sportsnet before his first NHL game with the Edmonton Oilers against the Nashville Predators at Rexall Place on March 1, 2011 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/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