WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 26: Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals (L) and Alexander Semin #28 of the Carolina Hurricanes (R) stretch before an NHL game at Verizon Center on February 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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