NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 28: Paul Gaustad #28 of the Buffalo Sabres and Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils battle for position on a loose puck on a faceoff during their game at the Prudential Center on October 28, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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