CALGARY, CANADA - APRIL 27: Dustin Boyd #16 of the Calgary Flames skates onto the ice before the game against the Chicago Blackhawks during Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 27, 2009 at Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/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