Longest win streak in Blackhawks history

One of the NHL’s most storied franchises, the Chicago Blackhawks have enjoyed more than their fair share of winning streaks since their inception.

Chicago Blackhawks v Montreal Canadiens
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With six Stanley Cups in three different eras of hockey, the Chicago Blackhawks have definitely embarked on more than a few epic winning streaks throughout the ages. You may remember some of the more recent ones, but were any of them the longest in team history?

If you believe Chicago’s longest run came in the mid-2010s, you are right, as the Blackhawks won 12 straight games in the 2015-16 season. The streak began shortly before the new year on December 29th in a 7-5 win over the Arizona Coyotes. And it rolled on until January 19th, when Chicago beat the Nashville Predators 4-1 to take their 12th consecutive win.

Two days later on January 21st, the Blackhawks faced a strong Tampa Bay Lightning team and battled them hard all game long, but they couldn’t extend the streak to 13 wins in what was a 2-1 loss. Despite the defeat, Chicago still managed to improve their overall record to 32-14-4 in that stretch. 

Blackhawks longest winning streak occurred during the team’s best era

With a trio of Stanley Cup Championships in the 2010s, it’s easy to claim the Blackhawks best days occurred during the second decade of the 21st century. And while the longest winning streak in franchise history did not parlay them into winning a fourth Stanley Cup during the era and seventh overall, it further established them as arguably the league’s most dominant team. 

The 12-game streak was the high-water mark of the 2015-16 season, as Chicago played a shade better than 0.500 hockey from late January until April 9th, ultimately losing to the St. Louis Blues in seven games during the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

Chicago would enjoy one more good season in 2016-17 when they finished with 109 points, but another exit in the First Round of the playoffs set the stage for a steady decline that continues through 2023-24. However, a new era has dawned upon the Blackhawks, so we will see if Connor Bedard can, in time, lead the organization into superseding the winning streak that the 2015-16 team embarked on.

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(Statistics and data provided by Hockey-Reference)