MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 20: Goalie Jaroslav Halak #41 of the Montreal Canadiens warms up before the NHL game against the Atlanta Thrashers on October 20, 2009 at the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by OSA Images/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