ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 21: High school students pose for photos on their way to prom before Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the St. Louis Blues and the San Jose Sharks during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center on April 21, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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