WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 21: Jochen Hecht #55 of the Buffalo Sabres controls the puck against Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals during a NHL preseason hockey game on September 21, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC.. (Photo by Ned Dishman/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