RALEIGH, NC - MAY 08: Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes makes a pad save on a breakaway attemt by P.J. Axelsson #11 of the Boston Bruins during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs against on May 8, 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