RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 05: Tuomo Ruutu #15 of the Carolina Hurricanes takes a moment to greet young Caniacs before an NHL game against the Montreal Canadiens on Apri 5, 2012 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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