Wings clinch 20th straight playoff spot
Today’s road win also secures the Red Wings their 11th straight 100-point season, a streak which extends their own NHL record. The previous mark of eight seasons was set by the Montreal Canadiens from 1974-75 through 1981-82.
Detroit’s quest for the 12th Stanley Cup in franchise history will begin later this month versus a to-be-determined opponent. Tickets for the first three home games of the Red Wings’ opening round series are on sale now at the JLA Box Office (313-396-7575) as well as at all Ticketmaster locations, including The Hockeytown Café in Detroit and Hockeytown Authentics in Troy. Tickets can also be obtained by logging on to DetroitRedWings.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.
TOP ACTIVE POST-SEASON APPEARANCE STREAKS:
NHL – Detroit Red Wings, 20 seasons
NBA – San Antonio Spurs, 14 seasons
NFL – Indianapolis Colts, 9 seasons
MLB – Philadelphia Phillies, 4 seasons
MOST CONSECUTIVE STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF APPEARANCES:
29 Boston Bruins, 1968-96
28 Chicago Blackhawks, 1970-97
25 St. Louis Blues, 1980-2004
24 Montreal Canadiens, 1971-94
21 Montreal Canadiens, 1949-69
20 Detroit Red Wings, 1991-present
20 Detroit Red Wings, 1939-58