At 4:16 of the third period in the Rangers/Hurricanes game, the Situation Room initiated video review to further examine a play at the Carolina net. Video review confirmed the referee's call on the ice that Benoit Pouliot's shot did not cross the goal line. No goal New York Rangers.
For six months, it's a really good accomplishment. But as soon as April [11, the end of the regular season] comes around, no one thinks about the regular season anymore. For six months, it's a real battle to get into the playoffs in the NHL these days. There are a lot of good teams, and it takes consistency over a long time.
— Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on clinching a playoff berth after a win against the Islanders on Saturday