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.

Who has the most wins in an NHL regular season?

The 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings and 2018-19 Tampa Bay Lightning are tied for the most wins in a single NHL season with 62 wins.

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

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