Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings - Game Six
DETROIT, MI - MAY 27: Patrick Sharp #10 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Daniel Cleary #11 of the Detroit Red Wings battle for the puck during Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on May 27, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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