Detroit Red Wings Pittsburgh Tickets
The Detroit Red Wings are scheduled to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins at the PPG Arena as part of the 2016-2017 NHL regular season. The Red Wings are one of the most dominant franchises in the NHL with eleven Stanley Cups to their name, but the Penguins are current Stanley Cup Champions and the trip to the PPG Arena should be a difficult one for the Red Wings. With half the regular season already gone by, the stakes are higher than ever and both sides will look to score a valuable win in this fixture. To catch the game live, get Detroit Red Wings Pittsburgh tickets today.
The Red Wings became one of the most dominant teams in the NHL from the 1930s to the 1960s. In fact, between 1933 and 1966, there were only four seasons in which the team failed to reach the post season. However, an era of mediocrity followed for the franchise, before the Red Wings rallied and reestablished themselves as a dominant force in the league.
Era of Success
After twenty five years of paltry success, in which the team only reached the post season eight times, the Red Wings were called the “Dead Wings” by fans of their opponents. However, things turned around at the star of the 1990 season and the franchise has gone on to become one of the most successful teams in the league.
Since 1990, the team has finished with the best regular season record in six years and has reached the Stanley Cup finals six times. Overall the team has reached the post season every year since then (twenty five years) and this is the longest playoff appearance streak in US sports.
The Red Wings finished the 2015-2016 regular season with a 41-30-11 overall record. They managed to reach the playoffs and for the third consecutive season, they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. The team lost 4-1 to the Tampa Bay Lightening.
To see how the Red Wings fare against the Stanley Cup champions in their upcoming game at the PPG Arena, get Detroit Red Wings Pittsburgh tickets today.