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Canada’s long Stanley Cup drought

The Stanley Cup

Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

The Stanley Cup

It’s been 20 years since the Stanley Cup took up residence in Canada, last won by Montreal in 1993. This is the second straight season no Canadian team advanced as far as the conference finals.

A look at how close they’ve come during the title drought:

Canucks (13 playoff appearances)

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Lost in 1st round: 6

Lost in 2d round: 5

Lost in 3d round: 0

Lost in Cup Final: 2

Maple Leafs (10 playoff appearances)

Lost in 1st round: 4

Lost in 2d round: 3

Lost in 3d round: 3

Lost in Cup Final: 0

Canadiens (12 playoff appearances)

Lost in 1st round: 7

Lost in 2d round: 4

Lost in 3d round: 1

Lost in Cup Final: 0

Senators (14 appearances)

Lost in 1st round: 8

Lost in 2d round: 4

Lost in 3d round: 1

Lost in Cup Final: 1

Flames (8 appearances)

Lost in 1st round: 7

Lost in 2d round: 0

Lost in 3d round: 0

Lost in Cup Final: 1

Oilers (7 appearances)

Lost in 1st round: 4

Lost in 2d round: 2

Lost in 3d round: 0

Lost in Cup Final: 1

*Jets (1 appearance)

Lost in 1st round: 1

Lost in 2d round: 0

Lost in 3d round: 0

Lost in Cup Final: 0

* -- as future Phoenix Coyotes in 1996

*Nordiques (1 appearance)

Lost in 1st round: 1

Lost in 2d round: 0

Lost in 3d round: 0

Lost in Cup Final: 0

* -- as future Colorado Avalanche in 1995.

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