The 1994–95 Detroit Red Wings season
was the Red Wings' 72nd season
. The Red Wings started the 1994–95 season strong, and finished it strong, going 33–11–4 for 70 points in 48 games. Having the league's best regular-season record, they were awarded the Presidents' Trophy
. They tied the Chicago Blackhawks
for most power play goals with 52 and had the second-best power-play in the league (24.64%). Veteran forward Ray Sheppard
scored 30 goals on just 125 shots.
The Red Wings dominated the first three rounds of the 1995 NHL Playoffs, going 12–2 and outscoring their opponents 54–28 during that span. On Sunday June 11, the Red Wings advanced to the Stanley Cup Final, their first Finals appearance since 1966 with a 2–1 double-overtime victory against the Chicago Blackhawks
in game five of the 1995 Western Conference Final. Forward Vyacheslav Kozlov
scored the game-winner at 2:25 of the second overtime period.
The Red Wings were stunned in the 1995 Stanley Cup Final
in four-game sweep at the hands of the underdog New Jersey Devils
, whose neutral-zone trap
system held Detroit to just seven goals in the series.
Stanley Cup Final
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