NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 12: Craig Smith #15 of the Nashville Predators has his game face on as the team gets ready to warmup against the Dallas Stars at Bridgestone Arena on December 12, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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