Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Rangers. The Detroit Red Wings is a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL). They are based in Detroit, Michigan and are part of the league's Eastern Conference in the Atlantic Division. The Red Wings are one of the Original Six teams of the NHL, having been established in 1926. They have won the Stanley Cup championship 11 times, with their most recent victory coming in 2008. The team has a storied history and is known for its success and passionate fan base.