NEW YORK - OCTOBER 26: 'Reflections 2009: The NHL Year in Photographs' along with the Hockey Fights Cancer hats are sold at the Rangers merchandise store prior to a game between the New York Rangers and the Phoenix Coyotes on October 26, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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