DETROIT - MAY 10: Ryan Whitney #19 of the Anaheim Ducks and Kirk Maltby #18 of the Detroit Red Wings battle for the puck during Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 10, 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