CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 11: Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings lunges toward the puck in front of teammate goalie Jonathan Quick #32, as Andrew Shaw #65 of the Chicago Blackhawks is pushed down by Willie Mitchell #33 of the Kings, during the NHL game on March 11, 2012 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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