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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
Societies, books, and other resources.

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 2013

series (all rounds) A W L Frc.
Cleveland Cavaliers 12 9 3 0.750
Colorado Avalanche 33 21 12 0.636
Tampa Bay Lightning 18 11 7 0.611
San Antonio Spurs 26 15 11 0.577
San Jose Sharks 48 27 21 0.563
Detroit Pistons 16 9 7 0.563
Pittsburgh Penguins 56 31 25 0.554
New Jersey Nets 13 7 6 0.538
Detroit Red Wings 71 38 33 0.535
Dallas Stars 33 17 16 0.515
Vancouver Canucks 50 25 25 0.500
Carolina Hurricanes 16 8 8 0.500
Oklahoma City Thunder 10 5 5 0.500
Seattle Supersonics 2 1 1 0.500
Montreal Canadiens 57 28 29 0.491
New York Rangers 45 22 23 0.489
Edmonton Oilers 40 19 21 0.475
Washington Capitals 60 28 32 0.467
Ottawa Senators 39 18 21 0.462
Boston Bruins 59 27 32 0.458
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 11 5 6 0.455
Indiana Pacers 20 9 11 0.450
St. Louis Blues 56 25 31 0.446
Phoenix Suns 16 7 9 0.438
Philadelphia Flyers 53 23 30 0.434
Anaheim Ducks 14 6 8 0.429
New Jersey Devils 60 25 35 0.417
Phoenix Coyotes 24 10 14 0.417
Los Angeles Lakers 27 11 16 0.407
Toronto Maple Leafs 45 18 27 0.400
Minnesota Timberwolves 5 2 3 0.400
Buffalo Sabres 51 20 31 0.392
Los Angeles Kings 44 17 27 0.386
Boston Celtics 24 9 15 0.375
Orlando Magic 19 7 12 0.368
Minnesota North Stars 14 5 9 0.357
Chicago Blackhawks 48 17 31 0.354
Miami Heat 23 8 15 0.348
Calgary Flames 42 14 28 0.333
Los Angeles Clippers 9 3 6 0.333
Golden State Warriors 6 2 4 0.333
Brooklyn Nets 3 1 2 0.333
Minnesota Wild 13 4 9 0.308
Winnipeg Jets 20 6 14 0.300
New York Islanders 31 9 22 0.290
Dallas Mavericks 28 8 20 0.286
Nashville Predators 18 5 13 0.278
Philadelphia 76ers 18 5 13 0.278
Washington Wizards 11 3 8 0.273
Houston Rockets 19 5 14 0.263
Chicago Bulls 24 6 18 0.250
Utah Jazz 18 4 14 0.222
Florida Panthers 9 2 7 0.222
Memphis Grizzlies 15 3 12 0.200
Milwaukee Bucks 15 3 12 0.200
New Orleans Hornets 15 3 12 0.200
New York Knickerbockers 10 2 8 0.200
Sacramento Kings 10 2 8 0.200
Atlanta Hawks 19 3 16 0.158
Hartford Whalers 19 3 16 0.158
Portland Trailblazers 13 2 11 0.154
Denver Nuggets 29 4 25 0.138
Quebec Nordiques 9 1 8 0.111
Atlanta Thrashers 2 0 2 0.000
Charlotte Bobcats 2 0 2 0.000
Columbus Blue Jackets 2 0 2 0.000
Toronto Raptors 6 0 6 0.000
Grand Total 1693 693 1000 0.409