NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 8: Michael Del Zotto #5 of the Nashville Predators laces up his skates prior to a game against the Anaheim Ducks at Bridgestone Arena on February 8, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. This will be Del Zotto's 300th NHL game. (Photo by John Russell/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