NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 5: Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers practices during warm-ups prior to the start of the game against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden on March 5, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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