RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 09: Jiri Tlusty #19 of the Carolina Hurricanes handles the puck as Mark Eaton #4 of the Pittsburgh Penguins closes in to defend during their NHL game at PNC Arena on April 9, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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