RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 2: The crowd trickles into PNC Arena as Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes participates in warmups prior to an NHL game against the Florida Panthers on March 2, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Phil Ellsworth/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