DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 27: Goaltender Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche talks with Vladimir Tarasenko #91 of the St. Louis Blues at the Pepsi Center on November 27, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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