Best regular-season records of all time in NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL are missing the same thing
The best doesn't assure a ring
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The Boston Bruins had the best regular season in NHL history with 65 victories and 135 points. That all went out the window against the Florida Panthers, who finished the regular season 43 points behind the Presidents’ Trophy winners.
Interestingly enough, the other prominent professional sports—NFL, NBA and MLB—have see the same situation occur as well…
MLB: 2001 Seattle Mariners
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Result: Lost in ALCS.
NBA: 2015-16 Golden State Warriors
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Result: Lost in Finals to Cleveland Cavaliers.
NFL: 2007 New England Patriots
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Result: Lost to New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII.
NHL: 2022-23 Boston Bruins
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Result: Lost to Florida Panthers in Round One.