In order to win the Cup, a team has to play four rounds of playoff hockey, each round a best-of-seven. The winning team must win 16 games. If each round went all seven games, the winning team would have to play 28 games.
No. The most playoff wins needed for a world championship is 11.
Wayne Primeau who has played 90 games in the playoffs but has won no Stanley Cups. Miikka Kiprusoff and Jarome Iginla have both played 47 playoff games for the Flames.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with 237 playoff games
The St. Louis Blues have won 138 playoff games and have never won a Stanley Cup. They've also PLAYED the most playoff games - 307 - without winning a Cup. The San Jose Sharks have played the most playoff games - 136 - and won the most - 64 - without even MAKING it to the final series. Of the NHL's 30 teams, 13 have never won a Cup, and 6 have never played in a final series. All that information comes from the NHL Guide and Record Book, issued every autumn and available in bookstores near you.
Counting playoff games, the St. Louis Blues have played the most games in the NHL without ever winning a Stanley Cup. Including playoffs, the Blues have played 3,640 games, 3,342 not counting playoffs. The Los Angeles Kings joined the NHL with St. Louis and have also not won a Stanley Cup. They've played more regular season games -- 3,360 -- but have only appeared in 149 playoff games, for a total of 3,509. The Buffalo Sabres started play in the NHL in 1970, and have only played in 3,198 regular season games.
As of the 2008 season, that would be Hall of Famer Jerry Rice who played in 29 playoff games during his career.
There are two teams tied for the 2nd most playoff wins, the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys.Pittsburgh Steelers 60 games, 36-24 overall playoff recordGreen Bay Packers 56 games, 34-22 overall playoff recordDallas Cowboys 61 games, 34-27 overall playoff recordNew England Patriots 50 games, 32-18 overall playoff recordSan Francisco 49ers 52 games, 31-21 overall playoff record
As of 17 Jan 2011, the Dallas Cowboys have won the most playoff games with 19. The Pittsburgh Steelers are one behind at 18.