DALLAS, TX - MARCH 23: Vernon Fiddler #38 of the Dallas Stars tries to keep the puck away against Matt Hunwick #22 of the Colorado Avalanche at the American Airlines Center on March 23, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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