OTTAWA, CANADA - MARCH 30: Robin Lehner #40 of the Ottawa Senators leans over to hear what Ben Scrivens #30 of the Toronto Maple Leafs has to say during warmup prior to an NHL game on March 30, 2013 at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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