ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 10: Ivan Vishnevskiy #59 of the Dallas Stars skates with the puck while being pursued by Bobby Ryan #9 of the Anaheim Ducks during the second period at the Honda Center on April 10, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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