SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 07: Scott Hannan #22 of the Colorado Avalanche, mixes it up with Tomas Plihal #39 of the San Jose Sharks during an NHL game on April 7, 2009 at HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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