Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Game Two
CHICAGO, IL - MAY 18: Brent Seabrook #7 of the Chicago Blackhawks passes the puck up the ice as Gustav Nyquist #14 of the Detroit Red Wings watches, in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 18, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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