COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 7: Colton Gillies #9 of the Columbus Blue Jackets tapes his stick in an empty arena a few hours before a game against the Minnesota Wild on April 7, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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