PITTSBURGH - OCTOBER 17: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins battles for the puck against Jeff Halpern #11 of the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 17, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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