TORONTO, CANADA - FEBRUARY 2: John-Michael Liles #24 of the Toronto Maple Leafs gets around Tyler Seguin #19 of the Boston Bruins during NHL action at the Air Canada Centre February 2, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/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