MONTREAL, CANADA - FEBRUARY 16: Goalie Robert Mayer #65 of the Montreal Canadiens shares a laugh prior to the NHL game against the Philadelphia Flyers on February 16, 2013 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Mayer has been called up for tonight's game from the Hamilton Bulldogs to backup goalie Peter Budja. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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