VANCOUVER, BC - NOVEMBER 2: Pavel Bure jerseys hang in Vancouver Canucks player stalls before their NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Rogers Arena on November 2, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Canucks are retiring Bure's number ten jersey before the start of the game today. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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