BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 11: Drew Stafford #21 of the Buffalo Sabres scores Baffalo's first goal against Roman Josi #59 and Carter Hutton #30 of the Nashville Predators at First Niagara Center on March 11, 2014 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/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