The Detroit Red Wings will be competing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the 23rd consecutive season.

The last time the NHL's postseason tournament didn't feature the Red Wings: Gas was about $1 a gallon, the NHL was a 20-team league and three of the current Wings (Riley Sheahan, Thomas Jurco and Brian Lashoff) weren't even born yet.

Detroit begins its playoff run 7:30 p.m. Friday at Boston. The Wings took three of four from the Bruins in the regular season.

Whet your appetite for more hockey with this video compilation of Detroit's top moments from the regular season.