ATLANTA - APRIL 7: Alexander Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals is congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Atlanta Thrashers at Philips Arena April 7, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/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