The Detroit Red Wings are battling to extend their playoff streak to 23 consecutive seasons.
With the amount of injuries they’ve sustained over the course of this season, they’re in for quite a melee down the stretch.
In its 88 seasons, Detroit has amassed plenty of playoff victories with several memorable moments.
Thinking back to its four championships in the 1950s and multiple runs in the 1990s, Detroit has certainly earned the title of Hockeytown.
With 17 games remaining in the season, the Red Wings are in the unfamiliar territory of fighting for their playoff lives. Over the past 22 seasons they have proved they’re capable of elevating their level of play.
Clutch performances, resilience and plenty of animosity have contributed to all of Detroit’s greatest playoff series.
Whether it was the team’s perseverance, an individual’s effort or a significant moment in history, it has shaped the face of the organization.
Before 2014’s playoff destiny is determined, here are the five greatest playoff series in Detroit Red Wings history.