EDMONTON, CANADA - APRIL 27: Ryan Smyth #94 of the Edmonton Oilers battles for the puck against Keith Ballard #4 of the Vancouver Canucks on April 27, 2013 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by John Ulan/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