WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 26: Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals (L) and Alexander Semin #28 of the Carolina Hurricanes (R) stretch before an NHL game at Verizon Center on February 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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