MONTREAL - APRIL 20: Georges Laraque #17 of the Montreal Canadiens stickhandles the puck against Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on April 20, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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