BOSTON - APRIL 9: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins watches the loose puck against the Montreal Canadiens at the TD Banknorth Garden on April 9, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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