TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 29: Tuomo Ruutu #15 of the Carolina Hurricanes looks to pass the puck as Carl Gunnarsson #36 of the Toronto Maple Leafs defends during NHL game action December 29, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Graig Abel/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