CHICAGO – Antoine Vermette turned a huge disappointment into a moment of pure joy. That is how it goes for the Chicago Blackhawks when the playoffs go to overtime.
Vermette scored at 5 minutes, 37 seconds of the second extra session, and the Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 on Saturday night, tying the Western Conference finals at 2-2.
"I'm glad he finished it for us," coach Joel Quenneville said. "That was a huge goal for us."
Vermette, who said he was disappointed when he was left out of the lineup for Chicago's 2-1 loss in Game 3, was stopped on his first try in front but stayed with the rebound and shot it over Frederik Andersen for his second goal of playoffs.
Game 5 is Monday night in Anaheim.