DENVER - OCTOBER 23: Eric Hutchison performs for cancer patients as part of the Colorado Avalanches Hockey Fights Cancer before the start of the game between the Colorado Avalanche and Carolina Hurricanes at the Pepsi Center on October 23, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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