COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 04: Steve Mason #1 of the Columbus Blue Jackets makes a save in front of teammate Mike Blunden #12 and Jamie McGinn #64 of the San Jose Sharks on November 4, 2009 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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