SAN JOSE, CA - FEBRUARY 7: John McCarthy #43 of the San Jose Sharks celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL game on February 7, 2014 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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