2011 NHL Entry Draft - Top Prospects Media Availability
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 23: Top draft prospects (back row L-R) Adam Larsson, Gabriel Landeskog, Dougie Hamilton, Seth Ambroz, Jonathan Huberdeau, Sean Couturier, (Front Row L-R) John Gibson, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan Murphy, Ryan Strome and Nathan Beaulieu pose for a group photo during the Top Prospects Media Availability as part of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Walker Arts Center on June 23, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Nick Laham/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