UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 14: Ryan Strome #18 of the New York Islanders skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 14, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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