MONTREAL, CANADA - FEBRUARY 23: Alexei Emelin #74 of the Montreal Canadiens battles for the puck with J.T. Miller #47 of the New York Rangers during the NHL game on February 23, 2013 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (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