DENVER, CO - APRIL 19: Goalie Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche collects the puck as Zach Parise #11 of the Minnesota Wild and Charlie Coyle #3 of the Minnesota Wild pressure the goal and Nick Holden #2 and Jan Hejda #8 of the Colorado Avalanche help defend in Game Two of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/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