Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils - Game Two
NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 02: Justin Williams #14 of the Los Angeles Kings controls the puck between teammate Jonathan Quick #32 and David Clarkson #23 of the New Jersey Devils in the second period of Game Two of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at the Prudential Center on June 2, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Sandford/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