MONTREAL, QC - APRIL 10: A wax figure of Maurice ''Rocket'' Richard is inaugurated at the Montreal Canadiens Hall of Fame by Musee Grevin prior to the game between the New York Islanders and the Montreal Canadiens on April 10, 2014 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The wax statue was produced by Musee Grevin to celebrate Richard's life and accomplishments. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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