BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 08: Jason LaBarbera #1 of the Phoenix Coyotes takes a pregame drink before playing the Buffalo Sabres on October 8, 2009 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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