WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 26: Brooks Laich #21 of the Washington Capitals warms up before an NHL game against the New York Islanders at Verizon Center on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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