GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 17: Mark Recchi #28 of the Boston Bruins and Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes stretch before the game on October 17, 2009 at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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