TORONTO - SEPTEMBER 16: Tyler Bozak #42 of the Toronto Maple Leafs is stopped on a breakaway by Dany Sabourin #32 of the Boston Bruins during their NHL game at the Air Canada Centre September 16, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo By Dave Sandford/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