DETROIT - OCTOBER 10: Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings warms up with pink tape around his stick in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month during a NHL game against the Washington Capitals at Joe Louis Arena on October 10, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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