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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 (Series: Game 1 at Home; Preliminary)

This table tells you franchise best-of-7 series win-loss records in Preliminary playoff rounds (NHL Conference Quarterfinals since 1994 -- previously NHL Division Semifinals, 1987-1993), for teams playing Game 1 of the series at home. NBA Preliminary-round playoff series under the best-of-7 format began in 2003 (as the NBA Conference Quarterfinals). Usually, though not always, the team playing Game 1 at home is the team with home court/field/ice advantage during that best-of-7 playoff series.

Series win-loss records for MLB, NBA, and NHL best-of-7 playoff series.
Series round = Preliminary
Game 1 Location = Home
Sorted by winning fraction, then by series appearances
A = series appearances
W = series wins
L = series 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.
Detroit Pistons 6 6 0 1.000
Los Angeles Lakers 6 6 0 1.000
Miami Heat 6 6 0 1.000
Cleveland Cavaliers 5 5 0 1.000
Phoenix Suns 4 4 0 1.000
Edmonton Oilers 3 3 0 1.000
New Jersey Nets 3 3 0 1.000
Oklahoma City Thunder 3 3 0 1.000
Sacramento Kings 2 2 0 1.000
Tampa Bay Lightning 2 2 0 1.000
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 1 1 0 1.000
New Orleans Hornets 1 1 0 1.000
New York Knickerbockers 1 1 0 1.000
Philadelphia 76ers 1 1 0 1.000
Seattle Supersonics 1 1 0 1.000
Montreal Canadiens 7 6 1 0.857
New York Rangers 6 5 1 0.833
Toronto Maple Leafs 6 5 1 0.833
San Antonio Spurs 10 8 2 0.800
Boston Celtics 5 4 1 0.800
Chicago Blackhawks 9 7 2 0.778
Colorado Avalanche 8 6 2 0.750
Dallas Stars 8 6 2 0.750
Indiana Pacers 4 3 1 0.750
Orlando Magic 4 3 1 0.750
Philadelphia Flyers 11 8 3 0.727
Detroit Red Wings 21 15 6 0.714
San Jose Sharks 7 5 2 0.714
Vancouver Canucks 10 7 3 0.700
Pittsburgh Penguins 13 9 4 0.692
St. Louis Blues 12 8 4 0.667
Dallas Mavericks 6 4 2 0.667
Atlanta Hawks 3 2 1 0.667
Carolina Hurricanes 3 2 1 0.667
Los Angeles Kings 3 2 1 0.667
Boston Bruins 14 9 5 0.643
Buffalo Sabres 5 3 2 0.600
Ottawa Senators 5 3 2 0.600
New Jersey Devils 13 7 6 0.538
Chicago Bulls 4 2 2 0.500
Los Angeles Clippers 2 1 1 0.500
Minnesota Timberwolves 2 1 1 0.500
Denver Nuggets 3 1 2 0.333
Florida Panthers 3 1 2 0.333
Nashville Predators 3 1 2 0.333
Phoenix Coyotes 3 1 2 0.333
Washington Capitals 13 4 9 0.308
Anaheim Ducks 4 1 3 0.250
Calgary Flames 9 2 7 0.222
Atlanta Thrashers 1 0 1 0.000
Brooklyn Nets 1 0 1 0.000
Hartford Whalers 1 0 1 0.000
Memphis Grizzlies 1 0 1 0.000
Minnesota Wild 1 0 1 0.000
New York Islanders 1 0 1 0.000
Portland Trailblazers 1 0 1 0.000
Toronto Raptors 1 0 1 0.000
Houston Rockets 2 0 2 0.000
Quebec Nordiques 2 0 2 0.000
Grand Total 296 197 99 0.666