Montreal Canadiens vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - Game One
TAMPA, FL - APRIL 16: Nikita Kucherov #86 of the Tampa Bay Lightning scores past Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on April 16, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/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