TORONTO , ON - JANUARY 15: Colton Orr #28 of the Toronto Maple Leafs runs into Zenon Konopka #24 of the Buffalo Sabres during NHL game action January 15, 2014 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