TORONTO, ON - MARCH 22: Lars Eller #81 of the Montreal Canadiens stretches prior to playing against the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on March 22, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/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