DENVER, CO - MARCH 10: Evander Kane #9 of the Winnipeg Jets gets off a shot and goalie Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche makes the save as Jan Hejda #8 of the Colorado Avalanche follows the play at Pepsi Center on March 10, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/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