ST. PAUL, MN - APRIL 1: Ryan Reaves #75 and goalie Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues warm up prior to the game against the Minnesota Wild on April 1, 2013 at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Andy King/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