Well, I guess all good things do come to an end.
Last night, while watching Wrestlemania 30, I witnessed something that I never thought would happen. The Undertaker lost. For those uneducated, that is the first time he has lost at WWE’s biggest pay-per-views. He had gone an unbeaten 21-0 before last night.
There are many great streaks in the history of sports and even though Undertaker’s undefeated streak at Wrestlemania was a product of scripted entertainment, it is still one of greatest streaks in history.
All this got me thinking. What is the Toronto Maple Leafs greatest streak? With a team with such history, there has to be a good number of streaks.
Indeed, they do.
From the 10-game winning streak in 1993 to the two incidents of 18-game home undefeated streaks in 1933-34 and 1953-54 to their 15 consecutive playoff appearances from 1931 to 1945, the Leafs have historic streaks as a team.
Of course there are just as much streaks that don’t reflect that well on the Leafs. There’s the 11-game home losing streak in 2012 that sparked Brian Burke’s ’18-wheeler off a cliff’ line. Even worse, the Leafs had a 15-game winless streak in 1987-88.
All these streaks are great in cases good and bad, but which is the most grand?