Congratulations, Leafs fans, you finally won something!
Saturday, July 3, marks 19,787 days since Toronto last won the playoffs, which means that the record for longest Stanley Cup drought — the most amount of time since an NHL team has existed and not won the cup — is now officially held by the Toronto Maple Leafs.
At 19,786 days, the @MapleLeafs have officially tied the @NYRangers for the longest @StanleyCup drought of all time… https://t.co/gvuREn7S8L— Since Leafs Last Cup (@Since Leafs Last Cup) 1625262814.0
The Leafs will hold the record for at least another year after their series loss to the Montreal Canadiens, despite a home crowd in Game 7.
The record was previously held by the New York Rangers, who didn't win a cup between 1940 and 1994. The Leafs last won the cup in 1967 — 54 years ago.
"I'd like to thank the owners, front offices, players and all others who made this possible," one Leafs fan with a good sense of humour wrote on Reddit in response. "Championship records do not get broken very often but when they do, it's a special moment. As a fan, I'm so excited to finally win something and make championship history."