RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 19: Joni Pitkanen #25 of the Carolina Hurricanes collides along the boards with Dainius Zubrus #8 of the New Jersey Devils during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 19, 2009 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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