List of NHL records (team)

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This is a list of team records recognized by the National Hockey League through the end of the 2017–18 NHL season.

Season records[edit]

During the first eight years the NHL existed, teams played between 18 and 36 games in a season. Beginning in 1926, teams played 44–60 games. This would end in 1949 where teams now play 70 or more games. There have been two other instances when teams have only played 48 games in a season. Both the 1994–95 season and 2012–13 season were reduced to 48 games due to lockouts. For more information, check the History of the National Hockey League.

1949–50 to Present[edit]

1926–27 to 1948–49[edit]

1917–18 to 1925–26[edit]

Other Season Records[edit]

Notes: Ties were only recorded until 2003–04. In 1983, the NHL added a five-minute overtime, and ties would only occur after 65 minutes. Starting in 1999, teams played with only four skaters (unless they were on a two-man advantage, when they would be awarded an extra skater until the next stoppage). Starting in 2015 the NHL began 3-on-3 overtime periods. Starting with the 1999-2000 season, the NHL credited one point to the team that lost in overtime[1], leading to a system in which teams could potentially earn three points between them in a single game, rather than a fixed number of two previously. In 2005, the league eliminated ties meaning that any game which went to overtime would be a three-point game. Games that didn't end in overtime would end in a shootout between the two teams. These changes in points awarded therefore make strict comparisons in wins, losses, and ties (after overtime, 1983–99, and in regulation, 1999–present) before and after these dates slightly problematic.

Postseason Records[edit]

Postseason Goals Scored[edit]

Season Streaks[edit]

Longest Winning Streak

Longest Winning Streak to Start the Season

Longest Winning Streak to End the Season

Longest Undefeated Streak

Longest Undefeated Streak to End the Season

Longest Points Streak to Start the Season

Longest Shootout Winning Streak

Longest Shootout Losing Streak

Longest Losing Streak

Longest Losing Streak to Start the Season

Longest Winless Streak

Longest Winless Streak to Start the Season

Longest Consecutive Attendance Sellout:

  • 525 games, by the Pittsburgh Penguins as of April 9, 2018 (February 14, 2007 - present) (this record includes regular season and playoff games)[4][5]

Notes: An undefeated streak includes wins and ties. A winless streak includes losses in regulation, overtime, shootouts, or ties. After the 2003–04 season, the league eliminated ties meaning any game that wasn't finished in overtime would go to a shootout, so any undefeated streak can only include wins after this time. Overtime and shootout losses count as one point in the standings.

Regular Season Miscellaneous[edit]

Playoffs Miscellaneous[edit]

Notes: The 2004–05 season was cancelled due to a lockout. The Phoenix Coyotes changed their name to the Arizona Coyotes prior to the 2014–15 season

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1999-2000 NHL Hockey Standings". Retrieved 2017-12-02.
  2. ^ "STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS RECORD BOOK: 1918–2010 (PAGE 1)". NHL Enterprises, L.P. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
  3. ^ "Avalanche end Blackhawks streak with 6-2 win". USA Today. The Associated Press. March 9, 2013. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
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  6. ^ "1919-20 Montreal Canadiens Schedule and Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
  7. ^ "NHL matches record with eight games decided in overtime or shootout". National Hockey League. Nov 27, 2015. Retrieved Nov 27, 2015.
  8. ^ "Most Epic NHL Shootout Ever: Panthers Prevail in 20th Round". NY Post. Retrieved January 12, 2016.