WINNIPEG, CANADA - FEBRUARY 28: David Clarkson #23 of the New Jersey Devils stretches at the bench prior to NHL action against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on February 28, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/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