BUFFALO, NY - JANUARY 29: Patrick Kaleta #36 of the Buffalo Sabres draws the attention of young fans before their game against the Boston Bruins on January 29, 2010 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. USA Hockey encouraged fans to wear their favorite hockey sweaters as part of their celebration of the third annual Hockey Weekend Across America. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)
We never really stopped believing in ourselves. We were hearing a lot of things about our team in the regular season. Seems like we put things back together at the right time and we're back in the finals with this group. We know what we have in this room, we believe in each other, we believe in the organization and it really matter what other people say.
— Patrick Sharp after Blackhawks clinched Western Conference title with Game 7 win vs. Ducks