SAINT PAUL, MN - OCTOBER 15: Marco Scandella #6 of the Minnesota Wild prepares his stick prior to the game against the Detroit Red Wings at the Xcel Energy Center on October 15, 2011 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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