WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 02: Alex Ovechkin #8 and Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals warm up before the game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Verizon Center on March 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/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 in double overtime in Game 4.