BOSTON - OCTOBER 21: Jerred Smithson #25 of the Nashville Predators stretches during warm-ups against the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden on October 21, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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