DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 3: Justin Abdelkader #8 of the Detroit Red Wings streatches before an NHL game against the Calgary Flames at Joe Louis Arena on November 3, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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