DETROIT, MI - APRIL 4: Zemgus Girgensons #28 of the Buffalo Sabres skates with the puck as Brendan Smith #2 of the Detroit Red Wings pressures him during an NHL game on April 4, 2014 at Joe Louis Arena 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