DALLAS, TX - NOVEMBER 21: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins #93 of the Edmonton Oilers skates the puck past Mike Ribeiro #63 of the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on November 21, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/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