VANCOUVER, CANADA - NOVEMBER 1: Ryan O'Reilly #37 of the Colorado Avalanche tapes his sticks before the game against the Vancouver Canucks at General Motors Place on November 1, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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