17 games The longest winning streak in NHL history is 17 games, recorded by the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 1992-93 season, when they earned the Presidents' Trophy for having the league's best record of 56-21-7. The previous season, that team won an NHL-record 14 consecutive playoff games. Before then, the largest number of wins in a row was 12, set by the Boston Bruins in 1979 and 1980.
In sports terminology, a winning streak is defined as a series of successive victories by the same team. In other words, it is the uninterrupted succession of events or games that make up a win streak.
A losing streak is defined as a series of successive losses by the same team. That is, it is the uninterrupted sequence of events or games that make up a losing streak.
A team is said to be on a winning streak when they have success in winning games; whereas, if a team is on a losing streak, they have failed to win games over a period of time. A winning streak can be either long or short. If their run of wins continues indefinitely, it is called a perfect streak. Otherwise, it is called a successful one.
At 18 games, the 2003-04 Pittsburgh Penguins and the 2020-21 Buffalo Sabres hold the record for the longest losing streak in NHL history. The Penguins lost every game in March 2003 before defeating the New York Islanders in their first game after the break.
In January 2004, the Islanders beat the Penguins 5-4 in a shootout to end their own losing streak at 13 games - which was the longest in the league at the time. The Islanders went on to win the Stanley Cup that season.
The current NHL record for consecutive losses is nine, set by the Montreal Canadiens from November 9, 1959 - October 26, 1960. They lost all those games without winning a single match.
There have been several other streaks of eight or more games that have been tied or broken during the same season. Here are some of them:
April 17, 1976 - The Boston Bruins lost 10 straight games before beating the Minnesota North Stars 4-3 in overtime. This tied a record set by the 1944-45 Chicago Black Hawks who lost 10 straight games.
October 27, 1992 - The Vancouver Canucks lost 10 straight games before beating the Calgary Flames 3-2 in overtime.
Jimmy Wilde began his boxing career with a 93-0-1 record. It remains the longest victory run in professional boxing history. By the end of 1914, he had set the record for the longest unbeaten streak in boxing history, 93-0-1, which still holds today.
There are two lists: those made up entirely of regular-season games and those made up entirely of postseason games. The longest winning streak in NHL history is 17 games, recorded by the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 1992-93 season, when they earned the Presidents' Trophy for having the league's best record of 56-21-7. The Parthenon (/'pa: rth@, nan, -n@n/; Ancient Greek: Parthenon; Greek: Parthenonas, Parthenonas) is an ancient temple devoted to the goddess Athena, whom the Athenians regarded their patron. Construction began in 447 BC, during the height of the Athenian Empire's dominance.
The longest unbeaten streak in sports history. The Flyers defeated the New York Rangers 5-3 on January 4, 1980, to complete the greatest unbeaten streak in all of professional sports in the United States.
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Postseason stats The Pittsburgh Penguins have won 14 consecutive playoff games (Streak started on May 9, 1992 with three straight wins against the New York Rangers, four against Boston, four against Chicago in the Final, then three straight against New Jersey the next year). They're one of two teams to have undefeated records during their streak (the other being the 1944 Detroit Red Wings), and they're the only team to have never lost when leading after three innings of play. The last time someone was able to tie this series up was at 2-2 last night in Game 4. The Penguins lead the series 3-0.
The Montreal Canadiens are the other team to have a 14-game winning streak. They did it from 1954-1958. Here's a list of all the teams that have had 10 or more consecutive win seasons: 1927-1944, Montreal Canadiens; 1945-1954, Pittsburgh Penguins; 1955-1968, Montreal Canadiens; 1969-1987, Montreal Canadiens; 1988-present, Pittsburgh Penguins.
So both the Canadiens and the Penguins have these incredible postseason records. The Canadiens' streak is a little better because they went through five sets of playoffs before defeating the New York Rangers in seven games in 1958. However, the Penguins have won more games over a longer period of time. Also, the Canadiens didn't have as many high-profile players as the Penguins do today.