Who has the best NHL regular season based on the most wins?

The 2022-23 Boston Bruins have the record for most wins in an NHL season with 65 wins. They finished the regular season with a 65-12-5 record.

Who is the best NHL team to not win the Stanley Cup?

Based on winning percentage, the 1929-30 Boston Bruins had the best regular season in history at 38-5-1, but did not win the Stanley Cup. The Bruins lost to the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Final.

How many NHL teams have gone undefeated in the regular season?

There has never been a NHL team with an undefeated regular season. The closest anybody has come is the 1929-30 Boston Bruins, who had 5 losses.

Best NHL Regular Season Records

Team Year Record Result
1 Boston Bruins 1930 38-5-1 Lost Final
2 Montreal Canadiens 1944 38-5-7 Won Final
3 Montreal Canadiens 1977 60-8-12 Won Final
4 Montreal Canadiens 1978 59-10-11 Won Final
5 Montreal Canadiens 1945 38-8-4 Lost Conf Finals
6 Detroit Red Wings 1996 62-13-7 Lost Conf Finals
7 Montreal Canadiens 1976 58-11-11 Won Final
8 Boston Bruins 2023 65-12-5 Lost First Round
9 Ottawa Senators  1920 19-5 Won Final
10 Boston Bruins 1971 57-14-7 Lost Conf Semi
11 Boston Bruins 1939 36-10-2 Won Final
12 Montreal Canadiens 1973 52-10-16 Won Final
13 Boston Bruins 1972 54-13-11 Won Final
14 Tampa Bay Lightning 2019 62-16-4 Lost First Round
15 Chicago Blackhawks 2013 36-7-5 Won Final
Pittsburgh Penguins 2013 36-12 Lost Conf Finals
17 Edmonton Oilers 1984 57-18-5 Won Final
18 Edmonton Oilers 1986 56-17-7 Lost Conf Semi
19 New York Islanders 1982 54-16-10 Won Final
20 Philadelphia Flyers 1976 51-13-16 Lost Final
21 Calgary Flames 1989 54-17-9 Won Final
22 Detroit Red Wings 1995 33-11-4 Lost Final
23 Ottawa Senators  1927 30-10-4 Won Final
24 New York Islanders 1979 51-15-14 Lost Conf Finals
25 Philadelphia Flyers 1980 48-12-20 Lost Final
26 Boston Bruins 1974 52-17-9 Lost Final
27 Colorado Avalanche 2001 52-16-10-4 Won Final
28 Ottawa Senators  1926 24-8-4 Lost Final
29 Detroit Red Wings 1951 44-13-13 Lost Conf Finals
30 Montreal Canadiens 1989 53-18-9 Lost Final
31 Montreal Canadiens 1979 52-17-11 Won Final
32 St. Louis Blues 2000 51-19-11-1 Lost First Round
33 Philadelphia Flyers 1974 50-16-12 Won Final
34 Montreal Canadiens 1956 45-15-10 Won Final
35 Detroit Red Wings 1952 44-14-12 Won Final
36 Vegas Golden Knights 2021 40-14-2 Lost Conf Finals
37 Pittsburgh Penguins 1993 56-21-7 Lost Conf Semi
38 Detroit Red Wings 2002 51-17-10-4 Won Final
39 Detroit Red Wings 2006 58-16-8 Lost First Round
Florida Panthers 2022 58-18-6 Lost Conf Semi
41 Philadelphia Flyers 1985 53-20-7 Lost Final
42 Boston Bruins 1978 51-18-11 Lost Final
Philadelphia Flyers 1975 51-18-11 Won Final
44 Buffalo Sabres 1975 49-16-15 Lost Final
45 Boston Bruins 1976 48-15-17 Lost Conf Finals
46 Montreal Canadiens 1975 47-14-19 Lost Conf Finals
47 Boston Bruins 1931 28-10-6 Lost Conf Finals
48 Ottawa Senators 2003 52-21-8-1 Lost Conf Finals
49 Philadelphia Flyers 1977 48-16-16 Lost Conf Finals
50 Montreal Canadiens 1962 42-14-14 Lost Conf Finals
Team Year Record Result
1 Boston Bruins 2023 65-12-5 Lost First Round
2 Detroit Red Wings 1996 62-13-7 Lost Conf Finals
3 Tampa Bay Lightning 2019 62-16-4 Lost First Round
4 Montreal Canadiens 1977 60-8-12 Won Final
5 Montreal Canadiens 1978 59-10-11 Won Final
6 Montreal Canadiens 1976 58-11-11 Won Final
7 Detroit Red Wings 2006 58-16-8 Lost First Round
Florida Panthers 2022 58-18-6 Lost Conf Semi
9 Boston Bruins 1971 57-14-7 Lost Conf Semi
10 Edmonton Oilers 1984 57-18-5 Won Final
11 Edmonton Oilers 1986 56-17-7 Lost Conf Semi
12 Pittsburgh Penguins 1993 56-21-7 Lost Conf Semi
13 Colorado Avalanche 2022 56-19-7 Won Final
Washington Capitals 2016 56-18-8 Lost Conf Semi
15 New York Rangers  Partial Season 2024 55-23-4 Pending – In Playoffs
Washington Capitals 2017 55-19-8 Lost Conf Semi
17 Boston Bruins 1972 54-13-11 Won Final
18 New York Islanders 1982 54-16-10 Won Final
19 Calgary Flames 1989 54-17-9 Won Final
20 Anaheim Ducks 2014 54-20-8 Lost Conf Semi
Boston Bruins 2014 54-19-9 Lost Conf Semi
Carolina Hurricanes 2022 54-20-8 Lost Conf Semi
Detroit Red Wings 2008 54-21-7 Won Final
Tampa Bay Lightning 2018 54-23-5 Lost Conf Finals
Toronto Maple Leafs 2022 54-21-7 Lost First Round
Vancouver Canucks 2011 54-19-9 Lost Final
Washington Capitals 2010 54-15-13 Lost First Round
28 Montreal Canadiens 1989 53-18-9 Lost Final
29 Philadelphia Flyers 1985 53-20-7 Lost Final
30 Philadelphia Flyers 1986 53-23-4 Lost First Round
31 Boston Bruins 2009 53-19-10 Lost Conf Semi
Buffalo Sabres 2007 53-22-7 Lost Conf Finals
Dallas Stars 2006 53-23-6 Lost First Round
Minnesota Wild 2022 53-22-7 Lost First Round
Nashville Predators 2018 53-18-11 Lost Conf Semi
New York Rangers 2015 53-22-7 Lost Conf Finals
San Jose Sharks 2009 53-18-11 Lost First Round
38 Montreal Canadiens 1973 52-10-16 Won Final
39 Boston Bruins 1974 52-17-9 Lost Final
40 Colorado Avalanche 2001 52-16-10-4 Won Final
41 Montreal Canadiens 1979 52-17-11 Won Final
42 Ottawa Senators 2003 52-21-8-1 Lost Conf Finals
43 New York Rangers 1994 52-24-8 Won Final
44 Buffalo Sabres 2006 52-24-6 Lost Conf Finals
Carolina Hurricanes 2006 52-22-8 Won Final
Carolina Hurricanes 2023 52-21-9 Lost Conf Finals
Carolina Hurricanes  Partial Season 2024 52-23-7 Pending – In Playoffs
Chicago Blackhawks 2010 52-22-8 Won Final
Colorado Avalanche 2014 52-22-8 Lost First Round
Dallas Stars  Partial Season 2024 52-21-9 Pending – In Playoffs
Florida Panthers  Partial Season 2024 52-24-6 Pending – In Playoffs
New Jersey Devils 2023 52-22-8 Lost Conf Semi
New York Rangers 2022 52-24-6 Lost Conf Finals
Ottawa Senators 2006 52-21-9 Lost Conf Semi
St. Louis Blues 2014 52-23-7 Lost First Round
Winnipeg Jets 2018 52-20-10 Lost Conf Finals
Winnipeg Jets  Partial Season 2024 52-24-6 Pending – In Playoffs

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