Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings - Game Six
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 30: Tyler Toffoli #73 of the Los Angeles Kings shoots against goaltender Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks in the first period in Game Six of the Western Conference Final during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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