PITTSBURGH - OCTOBER 28: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins controls the puck in front of the defense of Kyle Chipchura #28 of the Montreal Canadiens on October 28, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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