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HISTORICAL VICTORY PROBABILITIES AND TEAM PERFORMANCE RECORDS FOR BEST-OF-7 FORMAT MLB, NBA, AND NHL PLAYOFF SERIES

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BEST-OF-7 SERIES RESULTS
The master list: Winner and loser of each and every best-of-7 MLB, NBA, and NHL playoff series from 1905 (the year of the first best-of-7 series).

BEST-OF-7 HISTORICAL VICTORY PROBABILITIES
SERIES STATUS IN GAMES
leading, 1-game-nil
leading, 2-games-nil
leading, 3-games-nil
leading, 2-games-1
leading, 3-games-1
leading, 3-games-2

WhoWins™ BEST-OF-7 GREATEST COMEBACK EVER
Surmounting the 3-games-nil deficit.

WhoWins™ BEST-OF-7 ANNIHILATIONS
The ultimate ignominy: Sweeps during which the swept team never, ever leads.

BEST-OF-7 FRANCHISE SERIES OUTCOMES
ALL ROUNDS
Irrespective of Game 1 site
Game 1 played at home
Game 1 played on road
FINALS
Irrespective of Game 1 site
Game 1 played at home
Game 1 played on road
SEMIFINALS
Irrespective of Game 1 site
Game 1 played at home
Game 1 played on road
QUARTERFINALS (NBA, NHL)
Irrespective of Game 1 site
Game 1 played at home
Game 1 played on road
PRELIMINARIES (NBA, NHL)
Irrespective of Game 1 site
Game 1 played at home
Game 1 played on road

BEST-OF-7 FRANCHISE GAME OUTCOMES
ALL ROUNDS
All | Home Games | Road Games
FINALS
All | Home Games | Road Games
SEMIFINALS
All | Home Games | Road Games
QUARTERFINALS (NBA, NHL)
All | Home Games | Road Games
PRELIMINARIES (NBA, NHL)
All | Home Games | Road Games

BEST-OF-7 FRANCHISE SCORING OUTCOMES
MLB: all runs for/against
NBA: all points for/against
NHL: all goals for/against

BEST-OF-7 SCORING RECORDS
BEST-OF-7 MLB, NBA, NHL Series and Game Scoring Records

RESOURCES
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BEST-OF-7 FEATURES
Articles on best-of-7 series phenomena.

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Frequently-asked questions.

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PROBABILITY FORMULAE
Mathematical formulae for best-of-7 probability computations.

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WhoWins(tm) -- MLB, NBA, NHL Playoffs -- Best-of-7 Team Win-Loss Records (Games: Road; Preliminary)

This table tells you franchise best-of-7 road game win-loss records in Preliminary round action (applicable only to the NHL through 2002, and to the NHL and NBA beginning in 2003). These NHL games have been known as the Conference Quarterfinals since 1994; they previously were the Division Semifinals (1987-1993).

Game win-loss records for MLB, NBA, and NHL best-of-7 playoff series.
Series round = Preliminary
Location = Road
Sorted by winning fraction, then by game appearances
A = game appearances
W = game wins
L = game losses
Frc. = winning fraction (= %/100)
Bold numbers denote largest values for the table column
Table updated through Fall 2016

games (Prelim) A W L Frc.
Cleveland Cavaliers 16 13 3 0.813
Oklahoma City Thunder 15 9 6 0.600
Colorado Avalanche 36 21 15 0.583
San Jose Sharks 54 31 23 0.574
San Antonio Spurs 35 20 15 0.571
Pittsburgh Penguins 64 36 28 0.563
Tampa Bay Lightning 25 14 11 0.560
New Jersey Nets 13 7 6 0.538
Montreal Canadiens 62 32 30 0.516
Detroit Red Wings 81 41 40 0.506
Anaheim Ducks 22 11 11 0.500
Detroit Pistons 18 9 9 0.500
Carolina Hurricanes 16 8 8 0.500
Washington Wizards 16 8 8 0.500
Seattle Supersonics 2 1 1 0.500
New York Rangers 53 26 27 0.491
Dallas Stars 39 19 20 0.487
Boston Bruins 61 29 32 0.475
Edmonton Oilers 40 19 21 0.475
Vancouver Canucks 53 25 28 0.472
Washington Capitals 66 31 35 0.470
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 11 5 6 0.455
Ottawa Senators 42 19 23 0.452
Indiana Pacers 27 12 15 0.444
Phoenix Suns 16 7 9 0.438
St. Louis Blues 65 28 37 0.431
Golden State Warriors 14 6 8 0.429
New Jersey Devils 60 25 35 0.417
Philadelphia Flyers 60 25 35 0.417
Phoenix Coyotes 24 10 14 0.417
Los Angeles Lakers 27 11 16 0.407
Los Angeles Kings 50 20 30 0.400
Toronto Maple Leafs 45 18 27 0.400
Minnesota Timberwolves 5 2 3 0.400
Miami Heat 28 11 17 0.393
Buffalo Sabres 51 20 31 0.392
Orlando Magic 19 7 12 0.368
Chicago Blackhawks 58 21 37 0.362
Minnesota North Stars 14 5 9 0.357
Minnesota Wild 23 8 15 0.348
Calgary Flames 45 15 30 0.333
Los Angeles Clippers 18 6 12 0.333
Nashville Predators 25 8 17 0.320
New York Islanders 38 12 26 0.316
Boston Celtics 29 9 20 0.310
Chicago Bulls 29 9 20 0.310
Winnipeg Jets (I) 20 6 14 0.300
Brooklyn Nets 10 3 7 0.300
Philadelphia 76ers 18 5 13 0.278
Dallas Mavericks 38 10 28 0.263
Memphis Grizzlies 23 6 17 0.261
Houston Rockets 27 7 20 0.259
Florida Panthers 12 3 9 0.250
Charlotte Hornets (II) 4 1 3 0.250
Atlanta Hawks 29 7 22 0.241
Portland Trailblazers 22 5 17 0.227
Milwaukee Bucks 18 4 14 0.222
Utah Jazz 18 4 14 0.222
New Orleans Hornets 15 3 12 0.200
New York Knickerbockers 10 2 8 0.200
Sacramento Kings 10 2 8 0.200
Columbus Blue Jackets 5 1 4 0.200
Hartford Whalers 19 3 16 0.158
Toronto Raptors 14 2 12 0.143
Denver Nuggets 29 4 25 0.138
Quebec Nordiques 9 1 8 0.111
Atlanta Thrashers 2 0 2 0.000
New Orleans Pelicans 2 0 2 0.000
Winnipeg Jets (II) 2 0 2 0.000
Charlotte Bobcats 4 0 4 0.000
Grand Total 1970 808 1162 0.410