BUFFALO, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Cody Hodgson #19 of the Buffalo Sabres and Matt Calvert #11 of the Columbus Blue Jackets chase the puck during a preseason game at First Niagara Center on September 25, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Jen Fuller/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