LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 6: Ryan Smyth #94 and Alexander Frolov #24 of the Los Angeles Kings walk to the ice prior to the game against the San Jose Sharks on October 6, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/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