OTTAWA, ON - NOVEMBER 9: Bobby Ryan #6 of the Ottawa Senators gets help from head athletic therapist Gerry Townend with taping his stick during warmup prior to a game against the Florida Panthers at Canadian Tire Centre on November 9, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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