ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 17: Bobby Ryan #9 of the Anaheim Ducks and Patrik Berglund #21 of the St. Louis Blues battle for the puck in the first period at Honda Center on October 17, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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