CHICAGO - APRIL 16: Jarome Iginla #12 of the Calgary Flames looks for the puck as he skates on offense against Samuel Pahlsson #26 and Brent Seabrook #7 of the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 16, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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