WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 27: Washington Capitals fans are screened for prostate cancer as part of Hockey Fights Cancer Night before an NHL hockey game between the Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Flyers on October 27, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/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