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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 2018

games (Prelim) A W L Frc.
Vegas Golden Knights 2 2 0 1.000
Cleveland Cavaliers 21 16 5 0.762
Pittsburgh Penguins 69 40 29 0.580
San Jose Sharks 59 34 25 0.576
Colorado Avalanche 39 22 17 0.564
Tampa Bay Lightning 27 15 12 0.556
New Jersey Nets 13 7 6 0.538
San Antonio Spurs 41 21 20 0.512
Montreal Canadiens 65 33 32 0.508
Detroit Red Wings 81 41 40 0.506
Washington Capitals 72 36 36 0.500
New York Rangers 56 28 28 0.500
Anaheim Ducks 26 13 13 0.500
Detroit Pistons 18 9 9 0.500
Golden State Warriors 18 9 9 0.500
Carolina Hurricanes 16 8 8 0.500
New Orleans Pelicans 4 2 2 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 67 32 35 0.478
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
Philadelphia Flyers 63 27 36 0.429
Oklahoma City Thunder 21 9 12 0.429
Phoenix Coyotes 24 10 14 0.417
Washington Wizards 22 9 13 0.409
Los Angeles Lakers 27 11 16 0.407
Nashville Predators 30 12 18 0.400
New Jersey Devils 63 25 38 0.397
Indiana Pacers 33 13 20 0.394
Buffalo Sabres 51 20 31 0.392
Miami Heat 31 12 19 0.387
Los Angeles Kings 52 20 32 0.385
Toronto Maple Leafs 52 20 32 0.385
Los Angeles Clippers 21 8 13 0.381
Orlando Magic 19 7 12 0.368
Minnesota North Stars 14 5 9 0.357
Chicago Blackhawks 60 21 39 0.350
Philadelphia 76ers 20 7 13 0.350
Chicago Bulls 32 11 21 0.344
Boston Celtics 35 12 23 0.343
Minnesota Wild 28 9 19 0.321
Utah Jazz 25 8 17 0.320
Calgary Flames 47 15 32 0.319
New York Islanders 38 12 26 0.316
Winnipeg Jets (I) 20 6 14 0.300
Brooklyn Nets 10 3 7 0.300
Houston Rockets 31 9 22 0.290
Columbus Blue Jackets 11 3 8 0.273
Dallas Mavericks 38 10 28 0.263
Toronto Raptors 20 5 15 0.250
Florida Panthers 12 3 9 0.250
Minnesota Timberwolves 8 2 6 0.250
Charlotte Hornets (II) 4 1 3 0.250
Winnipeg Jets (II) 4 1 3 0.250
Memphis Grizzlies 26 6 20 0.231
Atlanta Hawks 32 7 25 0.219
Milwaukee Bucks 25 5 20 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
Portland Trailblazers 26 5 21 0.192
Hartford Whalers 19 3 16 0.158
Denver Nuggets 29 4 25 0.138
Quebec Nordiques 9 1 8 0.111
Atlanta Thrashers 2 0 2 0.000
Charlotte Bobcats 4 0 4 0.000
Grand Total 2144 883 1261 0.412