CHICAGO - APRIL 08: Nikolai Khabibulin #39 of the Chicago Blackhawks knocks the puck away from R.J. Umberger #18 of the Columbus Blue Jackets on April 8, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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