BUFFALO, NY - APRIL 13: Officials gather after the groundbreaking for the $172 million HARBORcenter before the game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Philadelphia Flyers on April 13, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. The mixed-use entertainment facility will feature two ice rinks and a hotel. Standing (L-R) are Sabres chief development officer Cliff Benson, Buffalo mayor Byron Brown, Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula, and Sabres president Theodore Black. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI vi
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