Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Four
PITTSBURGH - MAY 08: Sergei Gonchar #55 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his goal with teammates against the Washington Capitals during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 8, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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