GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 23: Goaltender Jonas Hiller #1 of the Anaheim Ducks makes a save behind teammates Hampus Lindholm #47 and Nick Bonino #13 as David Moss #18 of the Phoenix Coyotes looks for a second chance on a rebound during the first period at Jobing.com Arena on November 23, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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