WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals warms up prior to the start of an NHL game between the Ottawa Senators and Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on January 21, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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