Anton Babchuk of the Carolina Hurricanes battles for the puck with Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning during their NHL game on February 20,2009 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Scott Pilling/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