Around the holidays it’s customary to gather and reminisce about the good old days; reaching back into the archives of one’s memory to relive the nostalgic eras of yore.
The same can be replicated for great moments in hockey, only it’s more acceptable year-round. Detroit Red Wings fans possess a cornucopia of moments to recall, some of which take Hockeytown back to the notable days of Presidents’ Trophies, Stanley Cup championships and heated rivalries unlike any other.
Some of the most memorable and heart-warming moments in Red Wings history resurface in the form of glorious goals, prodigious plays and the subsequent celebration. The fiery battles with bitter adversaries, accompanied by tear-jerking moments that transcend the game, contribute to a list that can easily stretch beyond these five allotted slots.
Following is a collection of five specific moments that dive deep into the hearts and memories of Red Wing faithful. A collection of some of the fan-favorite junctures in team history that trigger the wistful desire to relive the hockey epochs they covet.
Here are the five moments that make every Detroit Red Wings fan nostalgic.