DENVER, CO - MARCH 29: Brad Malone #42 of the Colorado Avalanche skates against Scott Hannan #27 of the San Jose Sharks at the Pepsi Center on March 29, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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