4. 2016-17 Chicago Blackhawks (50-23-9)
The 2016-17 Chicago Blackhawks have to be the best team to not win a single playoff game. The Blackhawks won the Central Division by three points and were the number one seed in the Western Conference.
In the middle of the season, the Blackhawks had a streak where they won 18 of 22 games. They were just as hot as they were in early 2013. Patrick Kane led the team in points with 89. Five other players scored 20 goals or more. Corey Crawford won 32 games and had one of his best seasons.
Throughout the season, both Crawford and Scott Darling played well in net. This would end up being Darling’s last season in Chicago. He would go to Carolina and Crawford would stay put.
After the season, fans would argue who was better. Crawford was never the same after Darling left, while also getting injured two straight seasons in a row. Neither goalie has been the same since they were separated.
In the playoffs, the number one-seeded Chicago Blackhawks played the Nashville Predators. It was a rematch from the 2010 and 2015 playoffs. This was a series that many people thought Chicago would win in quick fashion.
The team would be shutout two games in a row on home ice. The Predators took a 2-0 series lead back to Nashville.
In Game 3, the Blackhawks blew a 2-0 lead in the third period. They would lose the game 3-2 in overtime, after Marian Hossa turned the puck over at the blue line. The Blackhawks would get smoked in Game 4, getting swept. This would be the last time Chicago saw playoff hockey.