Jones, who sustained a hit along the boards in the neutral zone 6:37 into the first period, finished the period but didn’t come out for the second. He played 5:48 and logged eight shifts. The rookie was partnered with Victor Bartley.
Jones has six goals and 18 assists in 72 games for Nashville, which defeated Chicago 2-0.
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