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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 on Road; 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 on the road. 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 = Road
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.
Golden State Warriors 2 2 0 1.000
Anaheim Ducks 1 1 0 1.000
Los Angeles Clippers 1 1 0 1.000
Quebec Nordiques 1 1 0 1.000
San Antonio Spurs 1 1 0 1.000
Colorado Avalanche 4 3 1 0.750
San Jose Sharks 9 6 3 0.667
Pittsburgh Penguins 6 4 2 0.667
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 3 2 1 0.667
Washington Capitals 7 4 3 0.571
Montreal Canadiens 12 6 6 0.500
Edmonton Oilers 10 5 5 0.500
New York Rangers 10 5 5 0.500
Philadelphia Flyers 8 4 4 0.500
Utah Jazz 6 3 3 0.500
Boston Celtics 4 2 2 0.500
Detroit Red Wings 4 2 2 0.500
Carolina Hurricanes 2 1 1 0.500
New Jersey Nets 2 1 1 0.500
Los Angeles Kings 12 5 7 0.417
Memphis Grizzlies 5 2 3 0.400
New Jersey Devils 8 3 5 0.375
Toronto Maple Leafs 8 3 5 0.375
Buffalo Sabres 12 4 8 0.333
Ottawa Senators 9 3 6 0.333
St. Louis Blues 9 3 6 0.333
Atlanta Hawks 3 1 2 0.333
Indiana Pacers 3 1 2 0.333
Minnesota Wild 3 1 2 0.333
Boston Bruins 7 2 5 0.286
Vancouver Canucks 7 2 5 0.286
Chicago Bulls 4 1 3 0.250
Dallas Mavericks 4 1 3 0.250
Dallas Stars 4 1 3 0.250
Houston Rockets 4 1 3 0.250
Los Angeles Lakers 4 1 3 0.250
Minnesota North Stars 4 1 3 0.250
Nashville Predators 4 1 3 0.250
Tampa Bay Lightning 4 1 3 0.250
Washington Wizards 4 1 3 0.250
New York Islanders 9 2 7 0.222
Calgary Flames 5 1 4 0.200
Philadelphia 76ers 5 1 4 0.200
Winnipeg Jets 6 1 5 0.167
Chicago Blackhawks 8 1 7 0.125
Charlotte Bobcats 1 0 1 0.000
Columbus Blue Jackets 1 0 1 0.000
Detroit Pistons 1 0 1 0.000
Florida Panthers 1 0 1 0.000
Oklahoma City Thunder 1 0 1 0.000
Toronto Raptors 1 0 1 0.000
Phoenix Suns 2 0 2 0.000
Sacramento Kings 2 0 2 0.000
Miami Heat 3 0 3 0.000
New York Knickerbockers 3 0 3 0.000
Orlando Magic 3 0 3 0.000
Portland Trailblazers 3 0 3 0.000
New Orleans Hornets 4 0 4 0.000
Hartford Whalers 5 0 5 0.000
Milwaukee Bucks 5 0 5 0.000
Phoenix Coyotes 5 0 5 0.000
Denver Nuggets 7 0 7 0.000
Grand Total 296 99 197 0.334