DETROIT - FEBRUARY 11: Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks gets congratulated for his goal by teammates: Niclas Wallin #7 and Dan Boyle #22 as Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings looks on dejectedly during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on February 11, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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