SAN JOSE, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Michal Handzus #26 and Tim Kennedy #46 of the San Jose Sharks battle for the puck against Jordin Tootoo #22 and Cory Emmerton #25 of the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL game on February 28, 2013 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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