DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 17: Jamie Benn #14 of the Dallas Stars skates the puck against P.A. Parenteau #15 of the Colorado Avalanche in the first period at American Airlines Center on December 17, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/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