SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 21: Ray Whitney #13 and Shawn Horcoff #10 of the Dallas Stars celebrates after Whitney scored a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the first period at SAP Center on December 21, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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