SAN JOSE, CA - JANUARY 31: Teemu Hartikainen #56 of the Edmonton Oilers controls the puck keeping it away from Douglas Murray #3 of the San Jose Sharks in the first period of their game at HP Pavilion on January 31, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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