DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 16: Ville Leino #23 of the Buffalo Sabres controls the puck while Niklas Kronwall #55 of the Detroit Red Wings follows during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on January 16, 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