PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 28: Blake Wheeler #26 of the Winnipeg Jets moves the puck up ice in front of Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 28, 2013 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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