At 6:05 of the third period in the Boston Bruins/Tampa Bay Lightning game, the Situation Room initiated a video review because the puck entered the Tampa Bay net. The referee informed the Situation Room that he had lost sight of the puck and was in the process of blowing his whistle to stop play before the it crossed the Tampa Bay goal line. This is not a reviewable play, therefore the referee's call on the ice stands - no goal Boston.
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