CALGARY, CANADA - MARCH 13: Chris Butler #44 of the Calgary Flames stays close to Damien Brunner #24 of the Detroit Red Wings in first period NHL action on March 13, 2013 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/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