TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 31: Jeff Halpern #11 of the Tampa Bay Lightning laughs as he see fans dressed in costumes for Halloween during the pre-game warm-ups before the game against the New Jersey Devils at the St. Pete Times Forum on October 31, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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