DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY2: Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche stretches on the ice before a game against the Edmonton Oilers at the Pepsi Center on February 2, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/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