NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 19: Workers build the rink during the 2014 Stadium Series Rink Build Out at Yankee Stadium on January 19, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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