COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 15: Brandon Dubinsky #17 of the Columbus Blue Jackets knocks over a pile of pucks for pregame warm-ups prior to the start of the game against the Montreal Canadiens on November 15, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/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