DETROIT - APRIL 11: Tomas Holmstrom #96 of the Detroit Red Wings deflects a shot on Cristobal Huet #38 of the Chicago Blackhawks during a NHL game on April 11, 2009 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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