NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 17: Forward Eric Boulton #36 of the Atlanta Thrashers skates against defenseman Cody Franson #32 of the Nashville Predators during a pre-season game at Sommet Center on September 17, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/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