Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins stands at attention during the National Anthem before playing against the Detroit Red Wings during Game 7 of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Final. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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