PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 18: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders reacts after scoring a first period goal against Steve Mason #35 of the Philadelphia Flyers on January 18, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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