Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins battles for the puck with Kim Johnsson of the Minnesota Wild in front of Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom on November 18, 2008 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/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