UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 24: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals waits in the tunnel prior to warmups before their game against the New York Islanders on October 24, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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