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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 2017

games (Prelim) A W L Frc.
Cleveland Cavaliers 18 15 3 0.833
Colorado Avalanche 36 21 15 0.583
San Jose Sharks 57 32 25 0.561
Pittsburgh Penguins 66 37 29 0.561
Tampa Bay Lightning 25 14 11 0.560
San Antonio Spurs 38 21 17 0.553
Anaheim Ducks 24 13 11 0.542
New Jersey Nets 13 7 6 0.538
Montreal Canadiens 65 33 32 0.508
Detroit Red Wings 81 41 40 0.506
New York Rangers 56 28 28 0.500
Detroit Pistons 18 9 9 0.500
Oklahoma City Thunder 18 9 9 0.500
Carolina Hurricanes 16 8 8 0.500
Golden State Warriors 16 8 8 0.500
Seattle Supersonics 2 1 1 0.500
Ottawa Senators 45 22 23 0.489
Edmonton Oilers 43 21 22 0.488
Dallas Stars 39 19 20 0.487
Boston Bruins 64 31 33 0.484
Washington Capitals 69 33 36 0.478
Washington Wizards 19 9 10 0.474
Vancouver Canucks 53 25 28 0.472
St. Louis Blues 68 31 37 0.456
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 11 5 6 0.455
Phoenix Suns 16 7 9 0.438
New Jersey Devils 60 25 35 0.417
Philadelphia Flyers 60 25 35 0.417
Phoenix Coyotes 24 10 14 0.417
Indiana Pacers 29 12 17 0.414
Los Angeles Lakers 27 11 16 0.407
Los Angeles Kings 50 20 30 0.400
Minnesota Timberwolves 5 2 3 0.400
Toronto Maple Leafs 48 19 29 0.396
Miami Heat 28 11 17 0.393
Buffalo Sabres 51 20 31 0.392
Los Angeles Clippers 21 8 13 0.381
Boston Celtics 32 12 20 0.375
Nashville Predators 27 10 17 0.370
Orlando Magic 19 7 12 0.368
Minnesota Wild 25 9 16 0.360
Minnesota North Stars 14 5 9 0.357
Chicago Blackhawks 60 21 39 0.350
Chicago Bulls 32 11 21 0.344
Calgary Flames 47 15 32 0.319
Utah Jazz 22 7 15 0.318
New York Islanders 38 12 26 0.316
Winnipeg Jets (I) 20 6 14 0.300
Brooklyn Nets 10 3 7 0.300
Philadelphia 76ers 18 5 13 0.278
Houston Rockets 29 8 21 0.276
Dallas Mavericks 38 10 28 0.263
Florida Panthers 12 3 9 0.250
Charlotte Hornets (II) 4 1 3 0.250
Milwaukee Bucks 21 5 16 0.238
Toronto Raptors 17 4 13 0.235
Memphis Grizzlies 26 6 20 0.231
Atlanta Hawks 32 7 25 0.219
Portland Trailblazers 24 5 19 0.208
New Orleans Hornets 15 3 12 0.200
New York Knickerbockers 10 2 8 0.200
Sacramento Kings 10 2 8 0.200
Hartford Whalers 19 3 16 0.158
Denver Nuggets 29 4 25 0.138
Columbus Blue Jackets 8 1 7 0.125
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 2056 851 1205 0.414