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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 2022 BEST-OF-7 SERIES
PRELIM
Series 1485: Washington(2) vs Florida(4)
Series 1486: Tampa Bay(4) vs Toronto(3)
Series 1487: Boston(3) vs Carolina(4)
Series 1488: Pittsburgh(3) vs New York Rangers(4)
Series 1489: Nashville(0) vs Colorado(4)
Series 1490: St. Louis(4) vs Minnesota(2)
Series 1491: Dallas(3) vs Calgary(4)
Series 1492: Los Angeles(3) vs Edmonton(4)
QTRS
Series 1493: Eastern Conference Semifinals
Series 1494: Eastern Conference Semifinals
Series 1495: Western Conference Semifinals
Series 1496: Western Conference Semifinals
SEMIFINALS
Series 1497: Eastern Conference Finals
Series 1498: Western Conference Finals
FINALS
Series 1499: 2022 Stanley Cup Finals

NBA 2022 BEST-OF-7 SERIES
PRELIM
Series 1500: Atlanta(1) vs. Miami(4)
Series 1501: Brooklyn(0) vs. Boston(4)
Series 1502: Chicago(1) vs. Milwaukee(4)
Series 1503: Toronto(2) vs. Philadelphia(4)
Series 1504: New Orleans(2) vs. Phoenix(4)
Series 1505: Minnesota(2) vs. Memphis(4)
Series 1506: Denver(1) vs. Golden State(4)
Series 1507: Utah(2) vs. Dallas(4)
QTRS
Series 1508: Philadelphia(2) vs. Miami(4)
Series 1509: Milwaukee(3) vs. Boston(4)
Series 1510: Dallas(4) vs. Phoenix(3)
Series 1511: Golden State(4) vs. Memphis(2)
SEMIFINALS
Series 1512: Eastern Conference Finals
Series 1513: Western Conference Finals
FINALS
Series 1514: 2022 NBA Finals

MLB 2021 BEST-OF-7 SERIES
SEMIFINALS
Series 1482: Boston(2) vs. Houston(4)
Series 1483: Los Angeles Dodgers(2) vs. Atlanta(4)
FINALS
Series 1484: Atlanta(4) vs. Houston(2)

CURRENT STANDINGS
NBA 2021-22 standings
NHL 2021-22 standings
MLB 2022 standings

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

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Spring 2022 Day 30:
Results from Sunday 15 May.
NHL
New York Rangers host, defeat Pittsburgh Penguins 4-goals-3(OT)
Calgary Flames host, defeat Dallas Stars 3-goals-2(OT)
NBA
Boston Celtics host, defeat Milwaukee Bucks 109-pts-81
Dallas Mavericks win at Phoenix Suns 123-pts-90

Spring 2022 Day 31:
No games on Monday 16 May, as we all take a deep breath after the 2022 NBA Quarterfinals and NHL Preliminary round (especially the Game 7s). Preparation of series pages for the 2022 NBA Semifinals and NHL Quarterfinals is in work; the series pages will be available (through the links in the column to the left) before resumption of Spring 2022 playoff action Tuesday 17 May.

Spring 2022 Ouster Board:
start (in Dallas NBA): 4/16, 1:15pmEDT
--- Preliminary round ---
Brooklyn NBA: 4/25, 9:33pmEDT
Atlanta NBA: 4/26, 9:55pmEDT
Chicago NBA: 4/27, 9:51pmEDT
Denver NBA: 4/28, 12:32amEDT
Toronto NBA: 4/28, 9:34pmEDT
New Orleans NBA: 4/28, 10:00pmEDT
Utah NBA: 4/29, 12:25amEDT
Minnesota NBA: 4/29, 11:48pmEDT
Nashville NHL: 5/10, 12:28amEDT
Minnesota NHL: 5/13, 12:19amEDT
Washington NHL: 5/13, 10:47pmEDT
Boston NHL: 5/14, 7:16pmEDT
Toronto NHL: 5/14, 9:48pmEDT
Los Angeles NHL: 5/15, 12:47amEDT
Pittsburgh NHL: 5/15, 10:12pmEDT
Dallas NHL: 5/16, 12:58amEDT
--- Quarterfinals round ---
Philadelphia NBA: 5/12, 9:32pmEDT
Memphis NBA: 5/14, 12:38amEDT
Milwaukee NBA: 5/15, 6:09pmEDT
Phoenix NBA: 5/15, 11:09pmEDT

Game 7s:
Irrespective of Games 1-6 win/site order, the Carolina Hurricanes now have a perfect 6-0 Game 7 record. Bringing a LWWLLW @ HHVVHV win/site order into Game 7 (as the Edmonton Oilers did against the Los Angeles Kings and won), NHL teams in all rounds have a 7-0 Game 7 record. The Pittsburgh Penguins suffered their first road-ice Game 7 defeat in New York to the Rangers; Pittsburgh had had a road-ice Game 7 record of 6-0. The Boston Celtics won their MLB/NBA/NHL-leading 25th Game 7 against the visiting Milwaukee Bucks; the Boston Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs lost their MLB/NBA/NHL-leading 14th Game 7s against the Carolina Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning, respectively.

Another In-Game Comeback:
For the third consecutive game, the New York Rangers staged a Grade-B in-game comeback to defeat the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins in their Game 7. In Game 7, the New York Rangers trailed the visiting Penguins by a goal as late as 14:14 into the third period, but won Game 7 in overtime. In the history of best-of-7 NHL playoff games (1939-2021, inclusive), home teams trailing by a goal as late as 14:14 into the third period had a game record of 86-552 (.135); so it is that the New York Rangers achieved a Grade-B (.100 - .199) comeback in their Game 7.

Maverick Performance:
Item 1: Dallas led Phoenix 57-pts-27 at halftime of their Game 7; Game 7 thus became only the fourth best-of-7 NBA playoff game in which a team (Phoenix) had fewer points at halftime (27 points) than its deficit against its opponent (30 points): The first three were 1948 NBA Finals Game 2 with the old Baltimore Bullets (I) down 41-pts-20 at halftime at the old Philadelphia Warriors, 2000 NBA Quarterfinals Game 5 with the Phoenix Suns [again] down 49-pts-23 at Los Angeles at halftime vs the Lakers, and 2017 NBA Semifinals Game 2 with the Boston Celtics down 72-pts-31 in Boston at halftime vs the Cleveland Cavaliers. Item 2: The 123-pts-90 Dallas win in Game 7 presents the second-biggest road best-of-7 NBA playoff Game 7 margin of victory ever, second only to the 39-point margin by which the old Philadelphia Warriors defeated the old Bombers in St. Louis 85-pts-46 in the 1948 NBA Semifinals. Item 3: The sum of the victory margins of the seven Dallas-Phoenix games was 136 points, which is now the most ever in a best-of-7 NBA playoff series (topping the old mark of 135 points, set by the Cleveland Cavaliers [victor] and Toronto Raptors [vanquished] in their six-game series in the 2016 NBA Semifinals. Item #4: Dallas led Phoenix by 42 points after three quarters of their Game 7: This 42-point lead after three quarters is the largest lead ever after three quarters of a best-of-7 NBA playoff Game 7, shattering the old mark of 36 points set by the Celtics in Boston over the Atlanta Hawks 79-pts-43 after three quarters of their 2008 NBA Preliminary round Game 7.

In-Game Comeback of Spring 2022:
On Thursday, 21 April 2022, the Memphis Grizzlies trailed the Timberwolves in Minnesota by 16 points after three quarters of their Game 3, but prevailed. In the history of best-of-7 NBA playoff games beginning in 1947, road teams down 16 points after three quarters prior to this Game 3 had a 0-54 (.000) game record. So it is that the Memphis Grizzlies achieved a Grade-A+ comeback (.000 - .099) in their Game 3 - the best in-game comeback for a game victory in the Spring 2022 best-of-7 playoff season thus far.

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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 (185 MLB best-of-7 series; 573 NBA best-of-7 series; 726 NHL best-of-7 series) and intra-game (1065 MLB best-of-7 series games; 3243 NBA best-of-7 series games; 4110 NHL best-of-7 series games) data through Fall 2021.

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