SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 31: Toby Petersen #17 of the Dallas Stars gets gets the puck away from Ian White #9 of the San Jose Sharks in the first period during an NHL hockey game at the HP Pavilion on March 31, 2011 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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