NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 23: Ryan Carter #20 of the New Jersey Devils skates during pregame warmups prior to the game against the Florida Panthers at the Prudential Center on March 23, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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