OTTAWA - OCTOBER 10: Chris Neil #25 of the Ottawa Senators knocks pucks off the boards as part of his pre-warmup ritual prior to a game against the Atlanta Thrashers at Scotiabank Place on October 10, 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