DENVER, CO - APRIL 26: Nathan MacKinnon #29 of the Colorado Avalanche controls the puck as Justin Fontaine #14 of the Minnesota Wild and Gabriel Landeskog #92 of the Colorado Avalanche follow the play in Game Five of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 26, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/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