ST. LOUIS - OCTOBER 23: Scott Schram, of the Scottrade Center ice crew, fills the zamboni with water before resurfacing the ice prior to the game between the St. Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild on October 23, 2009 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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