SAN JOSE, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Michal Handzus #26 and Tim Kennedy #46 of the San Jose Sharks battle for the puck against Jordin Tootoo #22 and Cory Emmerton #25 of the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL game on February 28, 2013 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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