ST. LOUIS - OCTOBER 29: Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Phoenix Coyotes talks with Chris Mason #50 of the St. Louis Blues before a game on October 29, 2009 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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