NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 11: Michael Leighton #49 of the Carolina Hurricanes makes a save against the New Jersey Devils as players battle for position at the Prudential Center on April 11, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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