Longest win streak in Maple Leafs history

The Toronto Maple Leafs are one of the NHL’s premier franchises and they have a storied history that involves some sensational winning streaks throughout the decades.

Chicago Black Hawks v Toronto Maple Leafs
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The Toronto Maple Leafs are one of the most distinguished brands in sports, and one reason comes from how much success they enjoyed in the NHL’s earlier days, winning 13 Stanley Cups between 1918 and 1967. While Toronto hasn’t even as much as won a conference championship since, it doesn’t mean they haven’t enjoyed some outstanding seasons across the past five decades.

One year was the 1993-94 season when the Maple Leafs finished with 98 points and second in the Central Division. They also made it to the Conference Finals in the 1994 Stanley Cup Playoffs before losing four games to one against the Vancouver Canucks. 

But what helped set the stage for such a successful season began on October 7th when the Maple Leafs defeated the Dallas Stars 6-3 in their season opener. It kicked off a 10-game winning streak for Toronto to open the season that lasted until October 28th in what was a 4-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. 

Longest win streak in Maple Leafs history set the stage for a successful year

It wasn’t until October 30th did Toronto suffer the first blemish on its schedule in what was a 5-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens. But by that point, the Maple Leafs had already established themselves as one of the most dominant teams in the NHL, especially when you take an inside look at the numbers they put up. 

They finished 13th in the league with 280 goals scored, but Toronto put up 45 in the first 10 games while allowing just 20, good for a 2.5-goal margin of victory. 

While Toronto continues to search for that elusive Eastern Conference Championship, they once again have a team capable of winning 10 or more in a row with a high-scoring approach led by star forward Auston Matthews, so we will see if the Maple Leafs will emulate that epic run in 1993-94 in the near future. 

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(Statistics and data provided by Hockey-Reference)