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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 2015

games (Prelim) A W L Frc.
Cleveland Cavaliers 14 11 3 0.786
Colorado Avalanche 36 21 15 0.583
Tampa Bay Lightning 23 13 10 0.565
Detroit Pistons 16 9 7 0.563
San Jose Sharks 51 28 23 0.549
Pittsburgh Penguins 62 34 28 0.548
San Antonio Spurs 33 18 15 0.545
New Jersey Nets 13 7 6 0.538
Oklahoma City Thunder 13 7 6 0.538
Detroit Red Wings 78 41 37 0.526
Montreal Canadiens 62 32 30 0.516
New York Rangers 50 25 25 0.500
Carolina Hurricanes 16 8 8 0.500
Washington Wizards 16 8 8 0.500
Seattle Supersonics 2 1 1 0.500
Indiana Pacers 23 11 12 0.478
Boston Bruins 61 29 32 0.475
Edmonton Oilers 40 19 21 0.475
Anaheim Ducks 19 9 10 0.474
Dallas Stars 36 17 19 0.472
Vancouver Canucks 53 25 28 0.472
Washington Capitals 63 29 34 0.460
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 11 5 6 0.455
Ottawa Senators 42 19 23 0.452
Phoenix Suns 16 7 9 0.438
Philadelphia Flyers 57 24 33 0.421
St. Louis Blues 62 26 36 0.419
New Jersey Devils 60 25 35 0.417
Phoenix Coyotes 24 10 14 0.417
Golden State Warriors 12 5 7 0.417
Los Angeles Lakers 27 11 16 0.407
Toronto Maple Leafs 45 18 27 0.400
Miami Heat 25 10 15 0.400
Los Angeles Clippers 15 6 9 0.400
Minnesota Timberwolves 5 2 3 0.400
Los Angeles Kings 48 19 29 0.396
Buffalo Sabres 51 20 31 0.392
Orlando Magic 19 7 12 0.368
Minnesota North Stars 14 5 9 0.357
Chicago Blackhawks 54 19 35 0.352
Minnesota Wild 20 7 13 0.350
Boston Celtics 26 9 17 0.346
Calgary Flames 45 15 30 0.333
Chicago Bulls 29 9 20 0.310
Winnipeg Jets (I) 20 6 14 0.300
Brooklyn Nets 10 3 7 0.300
Houston Rockets 24 7 17 0.292
New York Islanders 35 10 25 0.286
Memphis Grizzlies 21 6 15 0.286
Philadelphia 76ers 18 5 13 0.278
Dallas Mavericks 35 9 26 0.257
Nashville Predators 21 5 16 0.238
Atlanta Hawks 26 6 20 0.231
Milwaukee Bucks 18 4 14 0.222
Utah Jazz 18 4 14 0.222
Florida Panthers 9 2 7 0.222
Portland Trailblazers 19 4 15 0.211
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
Denver Nuggets 29 4 25 0.138
Quebec Nordiques 9 1 8 0.111
Toronto Raptors 11 1 10 0.091
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 1879 768 1111 0.409