NEW YORK - OCTOBER 14: Artem Anisimov #42, Aaron Voros #34, and Brian Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers stand at the team bench for the National Anthem prior to NHL action against the Los Angeles Kings on October 14, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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