BUFFALO, NY - FEBRUARY 07: Drew Stafford #21 and Cody Hodgson #19 of the Buffalo Sabres battle in the crease against Peter Budaj #30 of the Montreal Canadiens at First Niagara Center on February 7, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/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