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On Saturday night, the record for straight playoff appearances in professional sports stayed alive, as the Detroit Red Wings dominated the Dallas Stars 3-0 stretching the mark to 22 consecutive years of NHL playoff hockey for the boys from Hockeytown. Again, that's the most consecutive playoff berths by any team in any sport. The Detroit Red Wings simply are one of the most remarkable and respected organizations in professional sports.The NHL playoffs would just not be in the same if the Detroit Red Wings were not involved. I had no doubt they would make it. The team needed seven of a possible eight points in their remaining games to secure this spot, and made it look easy with four consecutive wins."When the Detroit Red Wings needed him the most, captain Henrik Zetterberg stepped up, delivering two goals and an assist as Detroit clinched a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for a 22nd straight year with a 3-0 blanking of the Dallas Stars before a sellout crowd at American Airlines Center on Saturday". NHL.comZetterberg has put together 10 points in his last four games. The leadership on the Detroit Red Wings is simply unmatched by any other team in the NHL. This team lives for the big game. For example, Detroit had more shots in the first period than Dallas managed all game.The Red Wings earned the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference and will face the No. 2 Anaheim Ducks in the opening round of the playoffs. The Red Wings last missed the playoffs in 1989-90.The Anaheim Ducks were probably praying they would not have to face the mighty Red Wings. The NHL playoffs are a whole different animal, and nobody has more experience in the Detroit Red Wings. Making matters even more extremely dangerous for the Ducks, is the fact that this Red Wings club is in top gear.The National Hockey League did all Western Conference teams a favor by moving the Detroit Red Wings East starting next season.22 consecutive years is unbelievable, to put it in perspective I am 25. So, my whole hockey watching lifetime the Detroit Red Wings have been part of the big dance. Simply amazing. Not to mention, they have won several Stanley Cups. Really, the Detroit Red Wings have been the National Hockey League's most outstanding franchise during this incredible stretch.Original Post: Detroit Red Wings extend playoff streak to 22 years in shutout victory over Stars by HockeyFanLand.Image via Detroit Red Wings website.
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The Detroit Red Wings players said they did not want to miss the playoffs in Henrik Zetterberg’s first season as captain. On Saturday night in Dallas, with the postseason on the line, the captain made sure his team would play on.
Zetterberg scored twice in the Red Wings’ 3-0 win over Minnesota — early, on an incredible individual effort that resulted in the puck bouncing home...
If you need to know how the Red Wings can clinch a berth to their 22nd straight playoffs, it has been presented to us succinctly by The Detroit News:
*Earn at least one point in Dallas on Saturday, ending regulation time with a tie.
*If Columbus loses at home Saturday against Nashville, the Red Wings will make the playoffs regardless of what they do in Dallas.
The Detroit Red Wings clinched a playoff berth on Saturday night and will open the 2013 playoffs against the Anaheim Ducks. The NHL is expected to release the complete playoff schedule on Sunday, though the Wings and Ducks figure to open Tuesday.
We’ll update the schedule as it become available.
Game 1, TBD: Detroit at Anaheim
Game 2, TBD: Detroit at Anaheim
Game 3, TBD: Anaheim...
The Detroit Red Wings will begin their 22nd consecutive playoff appearance on Tuesday night (10:30 p.m. ET vs. the Mighty Mighty Ducks). It's the longest playoff streak in all of sports. It's a wonderful coincidence the Red Wings have a guy on their team named Tootoo and his number is 22. The streak is something I want to jot some notes about.
When I was growing up, idolizing...
The Detroit Red Wings needed a late finishing kick but not only made the playoffs for the 22nd straight season, they catapulted into seventh in the Western Conference.
It's only fitting that in their last season in the West that the Wings would have to head to the west coast to play the second-seeded Anaheim Ducks in the first round.
The Wings and Ducks faced each other three...
Babcock seems a little more relaxed than usual today and I actually laughed at his remarks about the travel between Ottawa and Montreal near the end of this five minute video.
If you want more interviews, check out this page at the Wings website.
Somewhat ironically: the CBC's Hotstove Tonight crew on Hockey Night in Canada confirmed that the Red Wings will lose Jim Nill to Dallas "after the season" (whether that means before or after the NHL Draft that Nill tends to run for the Wings, nobody seems to know yet), but in revealing as much, the CBC's Elliotte Friedman stated that the Wings and Stars were trying...
In the most momentous game of the season, and Jimmy Howard’s 16th career shutout, the Red Wings lock up 7th seed in the West to face Anaheim in round 1, blanking the Dallas Stars 3-0. In the final do-or-die stanza of the regular season, both sides made this game a complete defensive battle. [...]
We knew that Red Wings assistant GM Jim Nill would leave the organization to become another team's general manager eventually, and TSN's Darren Dreger reports that Nill will leave Detroit this spring to become the Dallas Stars' GM:
All indications are the Dallas Stars are about to make a GM change. Detroit's Jim Nill expected to be named GM of Stars as early...
As the Detroit Red Wings try to qualify for their 22nd consecutive postseason, we’re taking a daily look at the key games that could impact that pursuit.
So, it all comes down to this. The Red Wings’ playoff streak, which currently stretches more than two decades, can be extended if the Wings simply get to overtime on Saturday night in Dallas. A win, and the Red Wings can get...
NEW YORK (April 29, 2013) – Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard , Detroit Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg and Edmonton Oilers right wing Nail Yakupov have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending April 28. Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"
With the pending announcement that the Stars have hired Red Wings assistant general manager Jim Nill to take over their head GM job from Joe Niewendyk, I decided yesterday to solicit input from longtime Detroit Red Wings scout Mark Howe about Nill.
Unfortunately, I was tied up at the Philadelphia Flyers' cleanout day media availability session with general manager Paul Holmgren...
The Detroit Red Wings are headed to the playoffs for the 22nd straight season after Henrik Zetterberg had two goals and an assist in a 3-0 victory Saturday night over the Dallas Stars.
Jimmy Howard made 17 saves to post his fifth shutout of the season as Detroit secured the seventh spot in the Western Conference. It's the lowest playoff seed for the Red Wings since the NHL moved...
The Detroit Red Wings find themselves in an unfamiliar situation as their bid to extend a 21-year playoff streak comes down to the regular-season finale.
It's a position the eliminated Dallas Stars definitely envy, though.
Detroit looks to clinch yet another Western Conference postseason berth by earning a point on the road Saturday night against a Dallas team hoping to play...