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List of National Hockey League longest winning streaks

This is a list of the longest winning streaks in National Hockey League (NHL) history. The list includes streaks that started at the end of one season and carried over into the following season. There are two lists, streaks that consist entirely of regular-season games and streaks made up of playoff games only. The Pittsburgh Penguins hold the record for the longest winning streak in NHL history at 17 games, which was set in the 1992–93 season; that team won the Presidents' Trophy for having the league's best record of 56–21–7.[1] In the previous season, that team won a NHL-record total of 14 straight games in the playoffs.[2] Only regular season winning streaks lasting twelve or more games are included.

The Montreal Canadiens appear six times across both lists, with four streaks over 11 games in the postseason and two streaks over 12 games or more in the regular season. The Boston Bruins appear four times across both lists, with three of those streaks over 10 games occurring in the regular season.

Prior to the 2005–06 season, tie games were abolished in favor of a shootout.

Key

Italic score Denotes streak ended with a tie
^ Denotes streaks that spanned two seasons
Denotes streaks that are currently in progress
* Denotes season in which team won championship

Streaks

Regular season

This list contains only the top streaks consisting entirely of regular-season games.

Rank Games Team Season(s) Season
record(s)
Date Score Opponent Date Score Opponent
Beginning (first victory) End (first defeat or tie)
1 17 Pittsburgh Penguins 1992–93 56–21–7 March 9, 1993 3–2 Boston Bruins April 12, 1993 6–6 (OT) New Jersey Devils
2 16 Columbus Blue Jackets 2016–17 50–24–8 November 29, 2016 5–1 Tampa Bay Lightning January 5, 2017 0–5 Washington Capitals
3 (tie) 15 Buffalo Sabres 2005–06^
2006–07^
52–24–6
53–22–7
April 8, 2006 6–2 Ottawa Senators October 28 4–5 (SO) Atlanta Thrashers
3 (tie) 15 Pittsburgh Penguins 2012–13 36–12–0 March 2, 2013 7–6 (OT) Montreal Canadiens April 2, 2013 1–4 Buffalo Sabres
3 (tie) 15 New York Islanders 1981–82* 54–16–10 January 20, 1982 6–1 Pittsburgh Penguins February 21, 1982 3–4 Pittsburgh Penguins
6 (tie) 14 Boston Bruins 1929–30 38–5–1 December 3, 1929 3–1 Montreal Canadiens January 12, 1930 2–3 New York Americans
6 (tie) 14 Washington Capitals 2009–10 54–15–13 January 13, 2010 5–4 (SO) Florida Panthers February 10, 2010 6–5 (OT) Montreal Canadiens
8 (tie) 13 Boston Bruins 1970–71 57–14–7 February 23, 1971 6–3 Buffalo Sabres March 21, 1971 5–7 Buffalo Sabres
8 (tie) 13 New Jersey Devils 2000–01 48–19–12–3 February 26, 2001 5–3 Florida Panthers March 25, 2001 2–4 Pittsburgh Penguins
8 (tie) 13 Philadelphia Flyers 1985–86 53–23–4 October 19, 1985 7–3 Minnesota North Stars November 19, 1985 8–6 New York Islanders

Season shortened by the 2012–13 NHL lockout.

Postseason

This is a list of streaks recorded only in the playoffs.

Regular season and postseason

This is a list of streaks that included regular season and postseason games.

See also

References

  1. ^ "NHL: Longest Winning Streaks/Regular Season Games". mcubed.net. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  2. ^ "NHL: Longest Winning Streaks/Playoff Games". mcubed.net. Retrieved November 7, 2019.