VANCOUVER, CANADA - JANUARY 25: Referee Kerry Fraser relaxes in a rocking chair in his dressing room before the game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Buffalo Sabres at General Motors Place on January 25, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Fraser was given a rocking chair from the off ice officials as a gift to commemorate his last game refereeing in Vancouver. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
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