I'm old enough to remember when the sports jinx haunted the Brooklyn Dodgers. They'd make it to the World Series nearly as often as the NY Yankees, but always lose. Gil Hodges, their elite first baseman, wouldn't hit and so was often the goat. Their motto was "Wait Til Next Year". That streak lasted until 1955, when Johnny Podres led them over the Yankees in seven games.
I write this because the Washington Capitals, who I sort of follow, have a streak of losing in the playoffs, so they've never made the conference finals. This may change. This must change. This will change, but will it be this year?
(Someone has observed, what can't last forever, won't. I think that applies here.)