VANCOUVER, CANADA - JANUARY 30: Dan Hamhuis #2 of the Vancouver Canucks checks out an empty arena as he looks on from the Canucks bench before their NHL game against the Colorado Avalance at Rogers Arena January 30, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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