ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 21: Ryan Whitney #19 of the Anaheim Ducks skates on the ice in warmups prior to the game against the Dallas Stars on October 21, 2009 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/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