ANAHEIM, CA - FEBRUARY 3: Curtis McElhinney #31 of the Columbus Blue Jackets looks on during warm-ups before the game against the Anaheim Ducks on February 3, 2014 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/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