WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: Jason Chimera #25 of the Washington Capitals shoots during warm-ups before playing against the Boston Bruins during an NHL game against at Verizon Center on March 29, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/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