UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 03: The New York Islander lockerroom and the stall for John Tavares as photographed prior to his first NHL game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Nassau Coliseum on October 3, 2009 in Uniondale, New York. (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