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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; Semifinals)

This table tells you franchise best-of-7 series win-loss records in Semifinals playoff rounds (MLB League Championship Series, NBA Conference Finals, NHL Conference Finals), for teams playing Game 1 of the series on the road. 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 = Semifinals
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.
Florida Marlins 2 2 0 1.000
Vancouver Canucks 2 2 0 1.000
Washington Bullets 2 2 0 1.000
Anaheim Angels 1 1 0 1.000
Anaheim Ducks 1 1 0 1.000
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 1 1 0 1.000
Calgary Flames 1 1 0 1.000
Chicago Stags 1 1 0 1.000
Colorado Rockies 1 1 0 1.000
Florida Panthers 1 1 0 1.000
Kansas City Royals 1 1 0 1.000
New Jersey Nets 1 1 0 1.000
Ottawa Senators 1 1 0 1.000
Philadelphia Phillies 1 1 0 1.000
San Diego Padres 1 1 0 1.000
San Francisco Giants 4 3 1 0.750
New Jersey Devils 6 4 2 0.667
Miami Heat 3 2 1 0.667
Oakland Athletics 3 2 1 0.667
Los Angeles Lakers 8 5 3 0.625
Houston Rockets 5 3 2 0.600
New York Knickerbockers 5 3 2 0.600
St. Louis Cardinals 5 3 2 0.600
Boston Celtics 7 4 3 0.571
Detroit Red Wings 12 6 6 0.500
Atlanta Braves 4 2 2 0.500
Cleveland Indians 4 2 2 0.500
Los Angeles Kings 4 2 2 0.500
New York Mets 4 2 2 0.500
Baltimore Bullets (II) 2 1 1 0.500
Edmonton Oilers 2 1 1 0.500
Houston Astros 2 1 1 0.500
Minneapolis Lakers 2 1 1 0.500
New York Yankees 2 1 1 0.500
Oklahoma City Thunder 2 1 1 0.500
Orlando Magic 2 1 1 0.500
New York Islanders 7 3 4 0.429
Detroit Tigers 5 2 3 0.400
Philadelphia 76ers 5 2 3 0.400
Detroit Pistons 8 3 5 0.375
Boston Bruins 19 7 12 0.368
Minnesota North Stars 6 2 4 0.333
Buffalo Sabres 3 1 2 0.333
Cleveland Cavaliers 3 1 2 0.333
Pittsburgh Penguins 3 1 2 0.333
Portland Trailblazers 3 1 2 0.333
Toronto Blue Jays 3 1 2 0.333
Chicago Blackhawks 17 5 12 0.294
Toronto Maple Leafs 17 5 12 0.294
Boston Red Sox 4 1 3 0.250
Colorado Avalanche 4 1 3 0.250
Philadelphia Warriors 4 1 3 0.250
Seattle Supersonics 4 1 3 0.250
Montreal Canadiens 9 2 7 0.222
Chicago Bulls 5 1 4 0.200
San Antonio Spurs 5 1 4 0.200
Philadelphia Flyers 6 1 5 0.167
New York Rangers 13 2 11 0.154
Phoenix Suns 7 1 6 0.143
Atlanta Hawks 1 0 1 0.000
Baltimore Orioles 1 0 1 0.000
California Angels 1 0 1 0.000
Carolina Hurricanes 1 0 1 0.000
Dallas Stars 1 0 1 0.000
Golden State Warriors 1 0 1 0.000
Memphis Grizzlies 1 0 1 0.000
Quebec Nordiques 1 0 1 0.000
San Francisco Warriors 1 0 1 0.000
San Jose Sharks 1 0 1 0.000
Seattle Mariners 1 0 1 0.000
Tampa Bay Lightning 1 0 1 0.000
Washington Capitals 1 0 1 0.000
Cincinnati Royals 2 0 2 0.000
Dallas Mavericks 2 0 2 0.000
Denver Nuggets 2 0 2 0.000
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2 0 2 0.000
Los Angeles Dodgers 2 0 2 0.000
Pittsburgh Pirates 2 0 2 0.000
Syracuse Nationals 2 0 2 0.000
St. Louis Blues 3 0 3 0.000
Indiana Pacers 4 0 4 0.000
St. Louis Hawks 4 0 4 0.000
Utah Jazz 4 0 4 0.000
Milwaukee Bucks 6 0 6 0.000
Grand Total 314 114 200 0.363