RALEIGH, NC - DECEMBER 06: Nathan Gerbe #14 and Jordan Staal #11 of the Carolina Hurricanes react to a goal scored by #57 Tommy Wingels #57 of the San Jose Sharks who celebrates his first-period tally with Patrick Marleau #12 during their NHL game at PNC Arena on December 6, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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