UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 12: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his goal against the Nashville Predators during their game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 12, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/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