Patrick Roy stands with Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens during a ceremony to retire his #33 before the Boston Bruins face the Montreal Canadiens during their NHL game at the Bell Centre November 22, 2008 in Montreal, Quebec.(Photo By Dave Sandford/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 on clinching a playoff berth after a win against the Islanders on Saturday