All good things must come to an end, and I guess that holds true even for the Detroit Red Wings.
The Red Wings amazing 25 season long playoff streak was officially snapped on Tuesday night, as they were eliminated from Stanley Cup Playoff contention. Detroit’s loss combined with Boston’s 4-1 win and Toronto’s 3-1 win sealed the Wings fate.
— NHL (@NHL) March 29, 2017
9,864 days & 2,061 regular-season games later, the #RedWings are eliminated from playoff contention
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) March 29, 2017
It’s a strange feeling that many Red Wing fans don’t know how to react to. A generation has grown up of knowing nothing but playoff hockey in the Motor City. Sadly, that won’t be the case in 2017. The last time the Red Wings missed the playoffs was in the 1989-90 season.
It's official: For the first time since 1989-90, the Detroit Red Wings have missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The streak has ended at 25.
— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) March 29, 2017
It will surely be an offseason of change in Detroit.