SUNRISE, FL - MARCH 27: Manny Malhotra #22 of the Carolina Hurricanes faces off against Nick Bjugstad #27 of the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on March 27, 2014 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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