CALGARY, CANADA - FEBRUARY 24: Sven Baertschi #47 of the Calgary Flames is interviewed before the game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Scotiabank Saddledome on February 24, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/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