OTTAWA - OCTOBER 8: Team owner Eugene Melnyk, poses with an Ottawa Senators fan prior the home opener against the the New York Islanders at Scotiabank Place on October 8, 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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