BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 21: Toronto fans hold a banner as Frazer McLaren #38 of the Toronto Maple Leafs warms up before playing the Buffalo Sabres on March 21, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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