SAN JOSE, CA - JANUARY 08: Shane O'Brien #55 of the Nashville Predators falls ono the ice after being hit by Dany Heatley #15 of the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion on January 8, 2011 in San Jose, California. Goalie Pekka Rinne #35 of the Predators and Joe Thornton #19 of the Sharks follow the action on the ice. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/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