NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 18: A trainer checks out Chris Neil #25 of the Ottawa Senators after an injury in the first period against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on February 18, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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