VANCOUVER, BC - MARCH 19: Alexander Edler #23 of the Vancouver Canucks checks Gabriel Bourque #57 of the Nashville Predators during their NHL game at Rogers Arena March 19, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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