Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils - Game One
NEWARK, NJ - MAY 30: New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan (C) attends the Los Angeles Kings vs the New Jersey Devils game one during the 2012 Stanley Cup final at the Prudential Center on May 30, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Coppola/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