Going back to last year’s playoffs, the Penguins have lost six consecutive games after losing game three to the Flyers, 8-4. Â Sounds like it could be a team record, but it’s not. Â The Pens have actually lost six playoff games in row on two other occasions.
The first set of six happened when they lost the last two games to the St. Louis Blues in 1970 and were swept by the Chicago Blackhawks in four games in 1972.
The other six games occurred when the New Jersey Devils finished the Pens off in 1995 with four straight wins and then the Washington Capitals opened the 1996 postseason by beating the Pens in the first two games.