Every hockey season is chock-full of magical moments, and in Detroit, this year has been no different.
Spectacular plays on the ice, career milestones and touching instances have created substantial memories for the organization, players and fans alike.
The first five months of the season have proven to be tough yet eventful.
The NHL Winter Classic, Alumni Showdown and Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia have made for a momentous season—all with two months remaining.
Detroit resumes NHL play on Feb. 26 at Montreal and will have a lot of work ahead to secure a playoff spot for the 23rd consecutive season.
There are plenty more moments to be shared as the year progresses, but at this point there is a handful worth experiencing again.
Extraordinary honors, unique events and actions that transcend the game make up this list. Everything that follows touches on different aspects of what make hockey such a meaningful sport in Detroit as well as worldwide.
Here are the five best moments from the Detroit Red Wings’ season so far.