UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 10: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders lunges for the puck behind Ian White #18 of the Detroit Red Wings at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 10, 2012 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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