Who is the worst team to win the Stanley Cup Finals?

Based on regular season winning percentage, the 1938 Chicago Black Hawks were the worst team to win the Stanley Cup Finals. They finished the regular season with only a 14-25-9 record, but they not only made the Stanley Cup Final, but they beat the Toronto Maple Leafs to win the championship.

Has a team with a losing record ever won the Stanley Cup Finals?

Yes, the 1938 Chicago Black Hawks (14-25-9), 1949 Toronto Maple Leafs (22-25-13) and 2012 Los Angeles Kings (40-27-15) all won the Stanley Cup Finals with a losing record.

Has a team with a losing record ever won the Stanley Cup Finals the next season?

Yes, this has happened 10 times in history. The 1925 Montreal Maroons (9-19-2), 1937 Chicago Black Hawks (14-27-7), 1942 Detroit Red Wings (19-25-4), 1990 Pittsburgh Penguins (32-40-8), 1946 Toronto Maple Leafs (19-24-7), 1933 Chicago Black Hawks (16-20-12), 1935 Detroit Red Wings (19-22-7), 1993 New York Rangers (34-39-11), 2010 Boston Bruins (39-30-13) and 1960 Chicago Black Hawks (28-29-13) all won the Stanley Cup Finals the next season after having a losing record.

Worst NHL Regular Season Records To Win Stanley Cup Finals

Team Year Regular Season Record Result
1 Chicago Black Hawks 1938 14-25-9 Won Final
2 Toronto Maple Leafs 1949 22-25-13 Won Final
3 Los Angeles Kings 2012 40-27-15 Won Final
4 Toronto Maple Leafs 1945 24-22-4 Won Final
5 Chicago Black Hawks 1934 20-17-11 Won Final
6 New York Rangers 1928 19-16-9 Won Final
7 Toronto Maple Leafs 1967 32-27-11 Won Final
8 Chicago Black Hawks 1961 29-24-17 Won Final
9 Montreal Canadiens 1953 28-23-19 Won Final
10 New Jersey Devils 1995 22-18-8 Won Final
11 Montreal Canadiens 1924 13-11 Won Final
12 Montreal Canadiens 1986 40-33-7 Won Final
13 Pittsburgh Penguins 1992 39-32-9 Won Final
14 Pittsburgh Penguins 2009 45-28-9 Won Final
St. Louis Blues 2019 45-28-9 Won Final
16 Pittsburgh Penguins 1991 41-33-6 Won Final
17 Montreal Maroons 1935 24-19-5 Won Final
18 Toronto Maple Leafs 1932 23-18-7 Won Final
19 Montreal Canadiens 1919 10-8 Won Final
20 Toronto Maple Leafs 1964 33-25-12 Won Final
21 Los Angeles Kings 2014 46-28-8 Won Final
22 Boston Bruins 2011 46-25-11 Won Final
23 Edmonton Oilers 1990 38-28-14 Won Final
24 New York Rangers 1933 23-17-8 Won Final
25 Toronto St. Patricks 1922 13-10-1 Won Final
26 New York Islanders 1980 39-28-13 Won Final
27 Detroit Red Wings 1997 38-26-18 Won Final
28 Montreal Canadiens 1930 21-14-9 Won Final
29 Detroit Red Wings 1936 24-16-8 Won Final
30 Ottawa Senators 1921 14-10 Won Final
31 Chicago Blackhawks 2015 48-28-6 Won Final
32 Pittsburgh Penguins 2016 48-26-8 Won Final
33 Anaheim Ducks 2007 48-20-14 Won Final
34 Montreal Canadiens 1957 35-23-12 Won Final
Toronto Maple Leafs 1963 35-23-12 Won Final
36 Toronto Arenas 1918 13-9 Won Final
37 Montreal Canadiens 1965 36-23-11 Won Final
38 Toronto Maple Leafs 1942 27-18-3 Won Final
39 Washington Capitals 2018 49-26-7 Won Final
40 New York Islanders 1983 42-26-12 Won Final
41 Toronto Maple Leafs 1947 31-19-10 Won Final
42 Montreal Canadiens 1925 17-11-2 Won Final
43 Ottawa Senators 1923 14-9-1 Won Final
44 Montreal Canadiens 1993 48-30-6 Won Final
45 Toronto Maple Leafs 1962 37-22-11 Won Final
46 New Jersey Devils 2000 45-24-8-5 Won Final
47 Pittsburgh Penguins 2017 50-21-11 Won Final
48 Montreal Canadiens 1946 28-17-5 Won Final
49 Detroit Red Wings 1943 25-14-11 Won Final
50 Tampa Bay Lightning 2020 43-21-6 Won Final
Team Year Regular Season Record Result
1 Montreal Canadiens 1986 40-33-7 Won Final
2 Pittsburgh Penguins 1991 41-33-6 Won Final
3 Pittsburgh Penguins 1992 39-32-9 Won Final
4 Montreal Canadiens 1993 48-30-6 Won Final
5 Pittsburgh Penguins 2009 45-28-9 Won Final
St. Louis Blues 2019 45-28-9 Won Final
7 Los Angeles Kings 2014 46-28-8 Won Final
8 Edmonton Oilers 1990 38-28-14 Won Final
9 New York Islanders 1980 39-28-13 Won Final
10 Chicago Blackhawks 2015 48-28-6 Won Final
11 Los Angeles Kings 2012 40-27-15 Won Final
12 Toronto Maple Leafs 1967 32-27-11 Won Final
13 Detroit Red Wings 1997 38-26-18 Won Final
14 Pittsburgh Penguins 2016 48-26-8 Won Final
15 Washington Capitals 2018 49-26-7 Won Final
16 New York Islanders 1983 42-26-12 Won Final
17 Chicago Black Hawks 1938 14-25-9 Won Final
18 Toronto Maple Leafs 1949 22-25-13 Won Final
19 Toronto Maple Leafs 1964 33-25-12 Won Final
20 Boston Bruins 2011 46-25-11 Won Final
21 Chicago Black Hawks 1961 29-24-17 Won Final
22 New Jersey Devils 2000 45-24-8-5 Won Final
23 Montreal Canadiens 1953 28-23-19 Won Final
24 Montreal Canadiens 1957 35-23-12 Won Final
Toronto Maple Leafs 1963 35-23-12 Won Final
26 Montreal Canadiens 1965 36-23-11 Won Final
27 Toronto Maple Leafs 1945 24-22-4 Won Final
28 Toronto Maple Leafs 1962 37-22-11 Won Final
29 Pittsburgh Penguins 2017 50-21-11 Won Final
30 Tampa Bay Lightning 2020 43-21-6 Won Final
31 Anaheim Ducks 2007 48-20-14 Won Final
32 Montreal Maroons 1935 24-19-5 Won Final
33 Toronto Maple Leafs 1947 31-19-10 Won Final
34 New Jersey Devils 1995 22-18-8 Won Final
35 Toronto Maple Leafs 1932 23-18-7 Won Final
36 Toronto Maple Leafs 1942 27-18-3 Won Final
37 Chicago Black Hawks 1934 20-17-11 Won Final
38 New York Rangers 1933 23-17-8 Won Final
39 Montreal Canadiens 1946 28-17-5 Won Final
40 New York Rangers 1928 19-16-9 Won Final
41 Detroit Red Wings 1936 24-16-8 Won Final
42 Montreal Canadiens 1930 21-14-9 Won Final
43 Detroit Red Wings 1943 25-14-11 Won Final
44 Montreal Canadiens 1924 13-11 Won Final
45 Montreal Canadiens 1925 17-11-2 Won Final
46 Toronto St. Patricks 1922 13-10-1 Won Final
47 Ottawa Senators 1921 14-10 Won Final
48 Toronto Arenas 1918 13-9 Won Final
49 Ottawa Senators 1923 14-9-1 Won Final
50 Montreal Canadiens 1919 10-8 Won Final

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