Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks - Game Seven
SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 30: Antti Niemi #31 and Matt Irwin #52 of the San Jose Sharks protect the net against Dwight King #74 of the Los Angeles Kings in Game Seven of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on April 30, 2014 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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