BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 04: Newly appointed captain Thomas Vanek #26 of the Buffalo Sabres warms up before playing the Ottawa Senators on October 4, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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