GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 01: Staff Sgt. Thomas McKendry of the U.S. Army National Guard drops the puck for Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes and Paul Stastny #26 of the Colorado Avalanche on April 1, 2011 at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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