TORONTO - APRIL 8: Pavel Kubina #77 of the Toronto Maple Leafs battles for the puck with Jason Pominville #29 of the Buffalo Sabres during game action April 8, 2009 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Graig Abel/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