LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 16: Jordan Nolan #71, Jake Muzzin #6 and Kyle Clifford #13 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrate during the Los Angeles Kings Victory Parade And Rally on June 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/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