WINNIPEG, CANADA - MARCH 22: Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his first-period goal against the Winnipeg Jets with teammate Mike Ribeiro #9 at the MTS Centre on March 22, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Travis Golby/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