As part of the “Original Six,” the Detroit Red Wings have been the most successful United States hockey team in the NHL. With their 11 Stanley Cup titles, the Red Wings have the most championships of any United States team. That amount is also good for third overall in NHL history. The accolades continue for Detroit as they have won 19 division titles to go along with their six conference championships. The Red Wings did go through a rough patch during their history by only making the playoffs eight times in a 25 year span. However, since winning a division title during the 1987-1988 season, Detroit has not gone more than two seasons without winning a division title. To go along with that impressive run, the Red Wings have also won the Presidents’ Trophy six times over the years. They are currently in a streak of making the playoffs for 22 straight seasons which is the longest running streak for all North American professional sports teams. Legendary players like Gordie Howe, Steve Yzerman, and Nicklas Lindstrom have skated for the historic franchise. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Detroit Red Wings hockey tickets.
2015 Red Wings Season Preview
The Detroit Red Wings first season after being realigned to the Eastern Conference was plagued by injuries. The Red Wings finished the season 39-28 and in the final playoff spot in the East. A shorthanded Detroit was then defeated in 5 games by the President’s Trophy winning Boston Bruins.
Enter 2014 and the biggest questions for the Detroit Red Wings are again health. The star trio of Niklas Kronall, Pavel Datsyuk, and Henrik Zetterberg return, but only they played 45 games each last season. If those three can stay healthy, the Red Wings are legitimate threats to make a deep playoff run in the east. Goaltender Jimmy Howard comes off a down season, but there is no reason to believe the veteran won’t return to his previous level. Detroit Red Wings hockey fans will anxiously wait for new comer Anthony Mantha’s NHL debut. A fractured leg will keep him out of the first few months of the season. At 23 straight playoff appearances, the Detroit Red Wings are as sure of a bet to be in the postseason as there is in sports. Don’t expect that to change in 2014-15.
Check out our Detroit Red Wings Season Preview History page for previews of previous Red Wings seasons.
Detroit Red Wings Hockey at Joe Louis Arena Address: 19 Steve Yzerman Dr, Detroit, Michigan, 48226
The Red Wings play all their home games at the Joe Louis Arena, located in Detroit, Michigan. Over 20,000 loud cheering fans can be heard when the arena is filled to capacity. Opened in 1979, Joe Louis Arena is one of the oldest arenas in the NHL and has numerous traditions like the "Legend of the Octopus." This is a sports tradition during Red Wings playoff games, in which an octopus is thrown onto the ice surface for good luck. The Detroit Red Wings home bench is on the Joe Louis Arena rink side in front of sections 122 & 123. Joe Louis Arena parking information is covered in our Red Wings event guide.
Red Wings vs. Maple Leafs
These two clubs have met in the playoffs over 20 times, so you know some memorable moments have come in this rivalry. With the Red Wings now moving to the Eastern Conference with the Maple Leafs, this will become a divisional rivalry and will be played much more often, including an upcoming Winter Classic.
Red Wings vs. Blackhawks
From Gordie Howe to Bobby Hull to Steve Yzerman, this rivalry has had some of the greatest players ever involved against each other. Bob Probert and Stu Grimson fought each other 13 times over the years, with both players having played on both franchises! Detroit owns the series edge thus far, but you can be sure it’ll be a hotly contested matchup every time the Wings and Hawks faceoff at center ice.
Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup, Western Conference Championship, and NHL Playoffs
The Detroit Red Wings, who compete in the Western Conference, are one of the original 6 NHL hockey teams. Their 11 Stanley Cup Championships is simply breathtaking and the #24, which represents their Western Conference Championships, defines their success. Their 61 NHL playoff appearances are the 3rd most all time.
Detroit Red Wings Event Guide
What time do gates open prior to a Red Wings game?
Joe Louis Arena opens its doors 1-hour before game-time.
Where are good places to eat before a Red Wings game?
There are quite a few great dining options near Joe Louis Arena. Hockeytown Café is only a short distance to the arena and is all about the Red Wings all of the time. For a slightly more upscale dining experience try Da Edoardo Foxtown Grille. It is casual enough to let you wear your Wings jersey, and has a great food and wine menu. If you are a barbeque fan try Slows Bar-B-Q. Slows is great on cold Detroit evenings and is usually packed with Red Wings fans. If you are looking for the perfect burger, Small Plates Detroit and Lafayette Coney Island are two of the best in the state. Other great places in the area are Roma Café, Opus One, and Cliff Bells
Where is the best place to park at Joe Louis Arena?
There are three major parking areas located near Joe Louis Arena. The first and most convenient is the Riverfront Parking lot, located on the western side of the arena. Just north of Jefferson Ave. is the Joe Louis Arena Parking Garage that offers the most parking available in the area. The third major parking option is the Cobo Roof Parking Deck on the northeast side of the arena. All three of these options fill up quickly and we recommend that you get to the game early. If you fail to find a spot in one of the large parking areas try looking at 6th and W. Fort St., as there are a few private lots in that area.
Does my child need a ticket to go to a Red Wings game?
Children under the age of 2 years old are admitted at Joe Louis Arena for free, but must sit on a parents lap for the duration of the game. Don’t forget to bring proof of your child’s age to ensure they are allowed to enter the arena.