UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 17: Marc-Edouard Vlasic #44 of the San Jose Sharks pursues Kyle Okposo #21 of the the New York Islanders on October 17, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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