GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 21: Mikkel Boedker #89 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates with the puck past Antoine Vermette #50 and Jason Garrison #5 of the Vancouver Canucks during the first period of the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on March 21, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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