BOSTON, MA - JUNE 24: Andrew Shaw #65 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates in the locker room after winning the Stanley Cup when his team defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 in Game Six of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Chicago Blackhawks won the series 4-2 to win the Stanley Cup. (Photo by Dave Sandford/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