TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: Goaltender Mike Smith #41 of the Tampa Bay Lightning stretches before start of the game against the Buffalo Sabres at the St. Pete Times Forum on October 24, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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