TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 31: Jeff Halpern #11 of the Tampa Bay Lightning laughs as he see fans dressed in costumes for Halloween during the pre-game warm-ups before the game against the New Jersey Devils at the St. Pete Times Forum on October 31, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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