DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 28: Jeff Petry #2, Ales Hemsky #83 and Ladislav Smid #5 of the Edmonton Oilers celebrate a goal against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center on February 28, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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