DENVER - OCTOBER 1: A view of the Colorado Avalanche locker room set up with Joe Sakic game Jerseys prior to the game against the San Jose Sharks at the Pepsi Center on October 1, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Jerseys will be auctioned off after being signed by each player and Joe Sakic. (Photo by Michael Martin/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