RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 09: Brenda Leek, a Uterine Cancer survivor, sings the National Anthem at the beginning of the Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers NHL game on October 9, 2009 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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