Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Uncharted Waters for Montreal, as Winning Streak Hits Seven

After last night's 3-0 blanking of the Blues, the Montreal Canadiens are now one of just six NHL teams to have started a campaign with seven consecutive wins, all in regulation, and the first in 21 years.

Of the previous five teams to win their first seven without a blemish, only the '75-76 Sabres took the next step. Buffalo won its eigth game in succession before falling to Toronto in the next game. They would go on to lose in the second round of the playoffs to the Islandes.

None of the previous five teams to start a season went on the win a Stanley Cup.

The '93-94 Leafs won their eighth game in a row, but needed overtime to do it. They would go on to set the record for most consecutive wins to start an NHL season with ten (they lost to the Canadiens in their 11th game). Buffalo tied that record in 2006-2007.

In their next four games Montreal will face only one team with a .500 record. Here are their next four games:

Friday, Oct 23 @ Buffalo Saturday, Oct 24 Toronto Tuesday, Oct 27 @ Vancouver Thursday, Oct 29 @ Edmonton