Penguins continue playoff streak, longest in North American professional sports

PITTSBURGH — Following their overtime win against the Washington Capitals, the Pittsburgh Penguins clinched a post-season spot in the 2021 NHL playoffs.

The team is now heading to the post-season for the 15th-consecutive year.

Below is a look at the longest-active postseason streak, courtesy of the Pittsburgh Penguins, in each major North American professional sports league.

According to the Penguins, “Since the 1967 NHL Expansion, the Penguins’ 15-season playoff streak is the eighth-longest run of any NHL club. No NHL team has had a more dominant 15-year stretch since Pittsburgh’s franchise-record playoff streak began in 2006-07. The Penguins 678 wins, .638 points percentage and 3,589 goals scored all rank first in the NHL over that span. Leading the way for Pittsburgh is none other than captain Sidney Crosby, whose 1,217 regular-season points over that span are more than any other player.”