CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 27: Goalie Antti Raanta #31 of the Chicago Blackhawks slaps hands with fans while walking out to the ice before the NHL game against the Colorado Avalanche on December 27, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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