CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 10: TJ Brodie #66 of the Calgary Flames takes a two minute penalty for tripping on Brad Richardson #15 of the Los Angeles Kings in first period NHL action on October 10, 2010 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/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