SASKATOON - Brady Brassart had two goals and three assists to lead the Calgary Hitmen in a wild 9-5 victory over the Saskatoon Blades on Tuesday in the WHL.
Cody Sylvester had a goal and five assists for the Hitmen, who jumped out to 5-2 lead after just 20 minutes. Greg Chase and Jake Virtanen each scored twice for Calgary (42-20-5), while Jaynen Rissling and Pavlo Padakin added singles.
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