Philadelphia Flyers vs. New Jersey Devils - Game Five
NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 22: Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils fires a shot in warmups prior to the start of the game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center on April 22, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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