Which NHL team has the longest regular season losing streak?

The 2020-21 Buffalo Sabres and the 2003-04 Pittsburgh Penguins share the NHL record for the longest losing streak within the same season at 18 straight games.

Which NHL team had the longest losing streak but still made the playoffs?

The 1985-86 Calgary Flames made the NHL Playoffs despite having a 11 game losing streak within that season. In the playoffs, the Flames lost to the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Final.

Which NHL team had the longest losing streak but still won the Stanley Cup?

The 1966-67 Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup despite having a 10 game losing streak within that season.

Longest Same Season NHL Losing Streaks

Team Year Losing Streak Avg Margin of Defeat
1 Buffalo Sabres 2021 18 2.5 goals
Pittsburgh Penguins 2004 18 2.4 goals
3 San Jose Sharks 1993 17 3.4 goals
Washington Capitals 1975 17 4.8 goals
5 Philadelphia Quakers  1931 15 3.1 goals
6 Arizona Coyotes 2024 14 2.2 goals
Buffalo Sabres 2015 14 2.9 goals
New York Islanders 2011 14 2.3 goals
Carolina Hurricanes 2010 14 2.1 goals
Ottawa Senators 1993 14 2.3 goals
Quebec Nordiques 1991 14 3.0 goals
Detroit Red Wings 1982 14 2.6 goals
Kansas City Scouts 1976 14 3.6 goals
14 Anaheim Ducks 2023 13 2.3 goals
Philadelphia Flyers 2022 13 1.9 goals
Edmonton Oilers 2010 13 2.2 goals
St. Louis Blues 2006 13 2.5 goals
Florida Panthers 1998 13 2.8 goals
Tampa Bay Lightning 1998 13 2.8 goals
San Jose Sharks 1993 13 3.5 goals
San Jose Sharks 1993 13 2.9 goals
San Jose Sharks 1992 13 3.6 goals
Washington Capitals 1982 13 2.3 goals
Pittsburgh Pirates  1930 13 2.8 goals
25 San Jose Sharks 2024 12 3.1 goals
Detroit Red Wings 2020 12 2.8 goals
Anaheim Ducks 2019 12 1.9 goals
Edmonton Oilers 2007 12 2.8 goals
Florida Panthers 2006 12 1.8 goals
Atlanta Thrashers 2000 12 2.3 goals
New York Islanders 1989 12 2.4 goals
Washington Capitals 1976 12 3.5 goals
New York Islanders 1973 12 3.1 goals
Chicago Black Hawks 1951 12 3.9 goals
Montreal Canadiens 1926 12 2.0 goals
36 San Jose Sharks 2024 11 3.9 goals
Anaheim Ducks 2022 11 2.2 goals
New York Islanders 2022 11 2.5 goals
Arizona Coyotes 2022 11 2.8 goals
Arizona Coyotes 2018 11 2.0 goals
Toronto Maple Leafs 2015 11 2.1 goals
Edmonton Oilers 2015 11 1.7 goals
Edmonton Oilers 2011 11 2.5 goals
Ottawa Senators 2011 11 2.3 goals
St. Louis Blues 2007 11 2.0 goals
St. Louis Blues 2006 11 2.1 goals
Los Angeles Kings 2004 11 1.5 goals
New York Islanders 1996 11 2.8 goals
Ottawa Senators 1996 11 2.7 goals
Edmonton Oilers 1994 11 2.1 goals
Ottawa Senators 1993 11 3.0 goals
Ottawa Senators 1993 11 2.6 goals
Quebec Nordiques 1990 11 4.2 goals
Calgary Flames 1986 11 2.2 goals
Pittsburgh Penguins 1983 11 3.4 goals
Detroit Red Wings 1977 11 3.3 goals
New York Rangers 1944 11 3.1 goals
Boston Bruins 1925 11 3.7 goals

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