CHICAGO, IL - MAY 4: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks looks to shoot the puck, as Clayton Stoner #4 of the Minnesota Wild skates in from the left, in Game Two of the Second Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 04, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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 after a win against the Islanders on Saturday clinched a playoff berth for Anaheim