Game 3 healthy scratches pull Blackhawks even, Babcock/Leafs chatter, and Memorial Cup Day 2
It was a good thing that Joel Quenneville inserted Antoine Vermette into the lineup for Game 4 on Saturday.
After he was one of the prizes of the trade deadline, Vermette has been used sparingly by the Hawks, averaging just 13 minutes in ten games this postseason. But teams that go on long playoff runs will eventually need heroes to appear out of nowhere. So it was Vermette, who had been held without a point and was a healthy scratch for Game 3, who scored the game-winner at 5:37 of the second overtime period to give the Blackhawks a 5-4 win, which evens the Western Conference Final at 2-2.
This was a game in which one team would dominate the other over significant stretc