DETROIT - JANUARY 26: Kienan Draper, son of Kris Draper #33 of the Detroit Red Wings, stands in between his father and his teammates Brad Stuart #23, Niklas Kronwall #55, Darren Helm #43 and Patrick Eaves #17 for the national anthem before an NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Joe Louis Arena on January 26, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.
— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4