The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the New York Rangers 2-1 on Saturday night to clinch the Eastern Conference Finals in six games, advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals where they will meet the Colorado Avalanche. The Lightning will be attempting to become the first NHL team in nearly four decades to win three straight Cups.
The last time to threepeat actually four-peated, as the New York Islanders won back-to-back-to-back-to-back Stanley Cups from 1980 through 1983. No team in any major sport has won four straight titles since the Islanders, but there are a number of teams that have threepeated. Here are the most recent teams to have won three straight titles in each major team sport.
Who is the most recent NFL team to win three straight Super Bowls?
No NFL team has ever won three straight Super Bowls. The most recent NFL team to win three straight NFL championships were the Green Bay Packers who won it all in the 1965, 1966, and 1967 seasons. The Packers are the only team in NFL history to win three straight titles, having done so twice, also winning the 1929, 1930, and 1931 NFL championships.
Who is the most recent NBA team to win three straight NBA Finals?
The most recent NBA team to win three straight titles were the Chicago Bulls, who won the championship in 1996, 1997, and 1998. The Bulls also won three straight from 1991 through 1993.
Who is the most recent MLB team to win three straight World Series titles?