2014 NHL Stadium Series - Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Chicago Blackhawks
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 01: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) The Plain White T's perform prior to the 2014 NHL Stadium Series game at Soldier Field on March 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Noah Graham/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