Located in the Detroit, Michigan, the Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team. The Detroit Red Wings are the members of the Western Conference’s Central Division of the National Hockey League (NHL), and are among the Original Six teams of the National Hockey League.
The Detroit Red Wings are among the most popular hockey franchises in the North America, and the fans and analysts have nicknamed Detroit as the "Hockey town." The Red Wings are the champions of the most Stanley Cup championships (11 times) of any National Hockey League franchise based in the United States, and are the 3rd overall in total NHL championships, behind the Montreal Canadiens (24) times and Toronto Maple Leafs (13 times). They presently play their home games at the 20,066 capacity Joe Louis Arena after spending over 40 years playing in the Olympia Stadium.
During the 1933–34 and 1965–66 seasons, the Detroit Red Wings missed the playoffs only four times. After almost 20 years as an also-ran, the Red Wings have made the playoffs in 23 of the last 25 seasons, including the last 18 in a streak. This is the best ever current streak of post-season appearances in all the American professional sports.