BOSTON, MA - APRIL 17: Dennis Seidenberg #44 of the Boston Bruins stands near aa projection of the Boston Marathon Memorial Ribbon seen on the ice during pre game ceremonies in remembrance of the Boston Marathon bombing victims before a game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on April 17, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/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