EDMONTON, AB - DECEMBER 3: Nail Yakupov #64, Andrew Ference #21, David Perron #57, and Mark Arcobello #26 of the Edmonton Oilers walk to the ice during warm-ups prior to an NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes during an NHL game at Rexall Place on December 3, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/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