DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 14: Rival fans unite outside of Joe Louis Arena before during an NHL game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on January 14, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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