TAMPA, FL - APRIL 7: Vaclav Prospal #20 of the Tampa Bay Lightning battles against Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins for the puck at the St. Pete Times Forum on April 7, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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