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What Life Was Like The Last Time Detroit Red Wings Missed The Stanley Cup Playoffs

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For the first time since 1990, the NHL's Detroit Red Wings won't be participating for a chance to hoist Lord Stanley's Cup.

As such, the Pittsburgh Penguins now hold the title for the longest post-season steak at 10 seasons. Ironically enough, Sidney Crosby and the Penguins defeated the Red Wings in its last Stanley Cup finals appearance in the 2008-09 season.

The Wings set a North American pro sports record by reaching the playoffs for 25 consecutive seasons.

Here is a look at some economic stats and other fun facts of what life was like the last time the Red Wings missed the playoffs in 1990.

  • Dow Jones range: Low of 2,365 and high of 3,000 (now trading over 20,000)
  • Cost of a new home: $149,800
  • Price of gas: $1.16 a gallon
  • Cost of milk: $2.78 a gallon
  • Rate of inflation was 5.4 percent
  • GDP growth of 1.9 percent
  • "Law & Order" and "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" were the two most popular TV series throughout 1990.
  • "Goodfellas" was ranked as the most popular feature film release in 1990.
  • Shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) closed at $1.33 on the first trading day of 1990; The stock now traded over $135.

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