VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 26: Kevin Bieksa #3 of the Vancouver Canucks sports a Pink Shirt on Anti-Bullying day as teammate Jason Garrison #5 puts his arm around him after their game-day skate before their match against the St. Louis Blues at Rogers Arena February 26, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. February 26 is Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Day in Vancouver with a goal to raise awareness about bullying. (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