PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 31: Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes displays his pirate-themed helmet during warmups prior to his game against the Philadelphia Flyers on October 31, 2009 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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