BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 16: Jhonas Enroth of the Buffalo Sabres stretches to kick the soccer ball while warming up with teammates Zack Kassian, Marc-Andre Gragnani, and Cody McCormick (L-R) before their game with the Toronto Maple Leafs at First Niagara Center on December 16, 2011 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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