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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

NHL 2014 BEST-OF-7 SERIES
PRELIM
Series 1221: Detroit(0) vs. Boston(0)
Series 1222: Montreal(0) vs. Tampa Bay(0)
Series 1223: Columbus(0) vs. Pittsburgh(0)
Series 1224: Philadelphia(0) vs. New York Rangers(0)
Series 1225: Minnesota(0) vs. Colorado(0)
Series 1226: Chicago(0) vs. St. Louis(0)
Series 1227: Dallas(0) vs. Anaheim(0)
Series 1228: Los Angeles(0) vs. San Jose(0)
QTRS
Series 1229: Eastern Conference Semifinals
Series 1230: Eastern Conference Semifinals
Series 1231: Western Conference Semifinals
Series 1232: Western Conference Semifinals
SEMIFINALS
Series 1233: Eastern Conference Finals
Series 1234: Western Conference Finals
FINALS
Series 1235: 2014 Stanley Cup Finals

NBA 2014 BEST-OF-7 SERIES
PRELIM
Series 1236: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
Series 1237: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
Series 1238: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
Series 1239: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
Series 1240: Western Conference Quarterfinals
Series 1241: Western Conference Quarterfinals
Series 1242: Western Conference Quarterfinals
Series 1243: Western Conference Quarterfinals
QTRS
Series 1244: Eastern Conference Semifinals
Series 1245: Eastern Conference Semifinals
Series 1246: Western Conference Semifinals
Series 1247: Western Conference Semifinals
SEMIFINALS
Series 1248: Eastern Conference Finals
Series 1249: Western Conference Finals
FINALS
Series 1250: 2014 NBA Finals

MLB 2014 BEST-OF-7 SERIES
SEMIFINALS
Series 1251: American League Championship Series
Series 1252: National League Championship Series
FINALS
Series 1253: 2014 World Series

CURRENT STANDINGS
NBA 2013-14 standings
NHL 2013-14 standings
MLB 2014 standings

ARCHIVES
Best-of-7 series coverage since Spring 1999.

United We Stand: 9.11.01

Ready for Spring 2014:
The Spring 2014 playoff season gets underway on Wednesday 16 April with Game 1 of three of the eight 2014 NHL Preliminary-round series. Hisorical victory probability pages for all eight NHL Preliminary-round series are now available through links in the column at left. WhoWins™ thus begins its 16th year of providing historical victory probabilities and team records for MLB/NBA/NHL best-of-7 format playoff series. (Here’s how we looked in 1999.)

Changes and Lack Thereof:
In the NHL, welcome back to best-of-7 playoff action the Dallas Stars (ending a five-season NHL playoff drought), the Columbus Blue Jackets (ending a four-season drought), the Colorado Avalanche (three-season drought), the Tampa Bay Lightning (two seasons), and the Philadelphia Flyers (one season). Bid adieu to the Washington Capitals (ending a six-season appearance streak in the NHL playoffs), the Vancouver Canucks (five-season appearance streak broken), the Ottawa Senators (two-season streak broken), and the Toronto Maple Leafs and the New York Islanders (one season each). Congratulations to the Detroit Red Wings (23 straight seasons in the NHL playoffs), the San Jose Sharks (ten straight), the Pittsburgh Penguins (eight straight), the Boston Bruins (seven), the Chicago Blackhawks (six), the Los Angeles Kings (five), the New York Rangers (four), the St. Louis Blues (three), and the Montreal Canadiens, Anaheim Ducks, and Minnesota Wild (two each).

Biggest Losers:
Facing each other in MLB/NBA/NHL best-of-7 playoff series 1221, the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings enter 2014 NHL playoff action with 257 and 255 (respectively) best-of-7 NHL playoff game losses – first and second among MLB/NBA/NHL teams in terms of most best-of-7 format playoff game losses. Third are the Montreal Canadiens, with 250 best-of-7 NHL playoff game defeats.

Biggest Game 1 Losers:
The MLB/NBA/NHL teams with the most losses in playoff Game 1 irrespective of round: Boston Bruins, 46 Game 1 losses; Chicago Blackhawks, 46; Detroit Red Wings, 45; Montreal Canadiens, 43.

SCOPE
WhoWins™ provides comprehensive coverage of historical victory probabilities and team performance in MLB, NBA, and NHL best-of-7 playoff series. WhoWins™ maintains comprehensive team performance inter-game (161 MLB best-of-7 series; 453 NBA best-of-7 series; 606 NHL best-of-7 series) and intra-game (925 MLB best-of-7 series games; 2576 NBA best-of-7 series games; 3409 NHL best-of-7 series games) data through Fall 2013.

RESOURCES
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BEST-OF-7 FEATURES
Articles on best-of-7 series phenomena.

FAQ
Frequently-asked questions.

SEARCH RESULTS
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PROBABILITY FORMULAE
Mathematical formulae for best-of-7 probability computations.

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