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2011-12 Detroit Red Wings
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2011-12 Detroit Red Wings

Most Consecutive Playoff Berths: 21

On March 26, 2012, the Red Wings broke their own NHL record, set from 1939-58, by qualifying for the postseason for the 21st consecutive year. It's the longest current streak in the four major professional sports leagues. The NBA's San Antonio Spurs are their closest pursuers, at 15 straight. In the NHL, the San Jose Sharks are trying to keep their seven-year run alive. Here's a look at some of hockey's most significant team streaks.

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