DENVER, CO - APRIL 01: Goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov #30 gives words of encouragement to Al Montoya #35 of the Phoenix Coyotes before the start of a game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on April 1, 2009 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