VANCOUVER, CANADA - DECEMBER 21: Henrik Zetterberg of the Detroit Red Wings warms up for the NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena December 21, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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