CALGARY, CANADA - DECEMBER 20: Miikka Kiprusoff #34 of the Calgary Flames makes the stop on Nick Johnson #25 of the Minnesota Wild in first period NHL action on December 20, 2011 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/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