TAMPA, FL - MARCH 17: In honor of St. Patrick's Day, a t-shirt hangs saying 'O'Stamkos' for Steven Stamkos in the Tampa Bay Sports store at the Tampa Bay Times Forum before the start of the game between the St. Louis Blues and the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 17, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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