Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Rangers - Game Seven
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: The Philadelphia Flyers line up to block a shot by Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers during the first period in Game Seven of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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