SAN JOSE, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Tomas Hertl #48 of the San Jose Sharks tries to get a shot past the net against Adam Larsson #5 and Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils during an NHL game on November 23, 2013 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. (Photo by Nick Lust/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