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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

NHL 2017 BEST-OF-7 SERIES
PRELIM
Series 1320: New York Rangers(4) vs. Montreal(2)
Series 1321: Boston(2) vs. Ottawa(4)
Series 1322: Toronto(2) vs. Washington(4)
Series 1323: Columbus(1) vs. Pittsburgh(4)
Series 1324: Nashville(4) vs. Chicago(0)
Series 1325: St. Louis (4) vs. Minnesota(1)
Series 1326: Calgary(0) vs. Anaheim(4)
Series 1327: San Jose(2) vs. Edmonton(4)
QTRS
Series 1328: New York Rangers(2) vs. Ottawa(4)
Series 1329: Pittsburgh(4) vs. Washington(3)
Series 1330: Nashville(4) vs. St. Louis(2)
Series 1331: Edmonton(3) vs. Anaheim(4)
SEMIFINALS
Series 1332: Ottawa(3) vs. Pittsburgh(4)
Series 1333: Nashville(4) vs. Anaheim(2)
FINALS
Series 1334: Nashville(2) vs. Pittsburgh(4)

NBA 2017 BEST-OF-7 SERIES
PRELIM
Series 1335: Chicago(2) vs. Boston(4)
Series 1336: Indiana(0) vs. Cleveland(4)
Series 1337: Milwaukee(2) vs. Toronto(4)
Series 1338: Atlanta(2) vs. Washington(4)
Series 1339: Portland(0) vs. Golden State(4)
Series 1340: Memphis(2) vs. San Antonio(4)
Series 1341: Oklahoma City(1) vs. Houston(4)
Series 1342: Utah(4) vs. Los Angeles Clippers(3)
QTRS
Series 1343: Washington(3) vs. Boston(4)
Series 1344: Toronto(0) vs. Cleveland(4)
Series 1345: Utah(0) vs. Golden State(4)
Series 1346: Houston(2) vs. San Antonio(4)
SEMIFINALS
Series 1347: Cleveland(4) vs. Boston(1)
Series 1348: San Antonio(0) vs. Golden State(4)
FINALS
Series 1349: Cleveland(1) vs. Golden State(4)

MLB 2016 BEST-OF-7 SERIES
SEMIFINALS
Series 1317: Toronto(1) vs. Cleveland(4)
Series 1318: Los Angeles Dodgers(2) vs. Chicago Cubs(4)
FINALS
Series 1319: Chicago Cubs(4) vs. Cleveland(3)

CURRENT STANDINGS
NBA 2016-17 standings
NHL 2016-17 standings
MLB 2017 standings

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

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Spring 2017 Redux:
Beginning with the Spring 2017 opening NHL faceoff in Ottawa at 7:10pmEDT on 12 April, and ending with the final buzzer of the NBA Finals in Oakland at 11:44pmEDT on 12 June, the Spring 2017 best-of-7 NBA/NHL playoff season spanned 62 dates.

NHL Redux:
The Spring 2017 NHL playoff season required 87 games, which is the fewest since both the 2013 and 2012 NHL playoff seasons required 86 games each. The 2017 NHL champion Pittsburgh Penguins successfully defended their 2016 NHL title, defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets in five games, the Washington Capitals in seven games, the Ottawa Senators in seven games, and the Nashville Predators in six games en route to their 2017 title.

NBA Redux:
The Spring 2017 NBA playoff season required only 79 games, which ties the 2007 NBA playoff season for the fewest best-of-7 games in one playoff season since the NBA adopted four rounds of best-of-7 series in 2003. The 2017 NBA champion Golden State Warriors won their second NBA title in three years, defeating the Portland Trailblazers in four games, the Utah Jazz in four games, the San Antonio Spurs in four games, and the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games en route to their 2017 title.

Series Comeback of the Spring 2017 Season:
The Boston Celtics trailed the Chicago Bulls 2-games-nil in their 2017 NBA Preliminary-round series, but rallied for the series victory. This feat was duplicated by the Anaheim Ducks, which trailed the Edmonton Oilers 2-games-nil in their 2017 NHL Quarterfinals series but won the series in seven games. In the history of best-of-7 MLB/NBA/NHL playoff series since 1905, inclusive, teams trailing 2-games-nil had a series record of only 79-637 (.110).

Game Comeback of the Spring 2017 Season:
The in-game comeback of the Spring 2017 NHL/NBA playoff season thus far was achieved by the Anaheim Ducks, at home against the Edmonton Oilers on 05 May. Anaheim trailed by three goals as late as 16:43 into the third period, but won the game: In the history of best-of-7 format NHL playoff games from 1939 through 2016, inclusive, home teams down by three goals as late as 16:43 into the third period had a game record of 0-212 (.000).

2017 Ousters:
start (in Ottawa): 4/12, 7:10pmEDT
---Preliminary Round--
Calgary NHL: 4/20, 12:46amEDT
Columbus NHL: 4/20, 9:38pmEDT
Chicago NHL: 4/20, 9:41pmEDT
Minnesota NHL: 4/22, 6:34pmEDT
Montreal NHL: 4/22, 10:47pmEDT
San Jose NHL: 4/23, 1:01amEDT
Indiana NBA: 4/23, 3:34pmEDT
Boston NHL: 4/23, 6:15pmEDT
Toronto NHL: 4/23, 10:06pmEDT
Portland NBA: 4/25, 1:07amEDT
Oklahoma City NBA: 4/25, 10:52pmEDT
Milwaukee NBA: 4/27, 9:53pmEDT
Memphis NBA: 4/28, 12:18amEDT
Atlanta NBA: 4/28, 10:05pmEDT
Chicago NBA: 4/28, 10:23pmEDT
Los Angeles Clippers NBA: 4/30, 6:10pmEDT
---Quarterfinals--
St. Louis NHL: 5/7, 5:51pmEDT
Toronto NBA: 5/7, 6:09pmEDT
Utah NBA: 5/8, 11:28pmEDT
New York Rangers NHL: 5/9, 10:07pmEDT
Washington NHL: 5/10, 10:06pmEDT
Edmonton NHL: 5/11, 12:38amEDT
Houston NBA: 5/11, 10:19pmEDT
Washington NBA: 5/15, 10:42pmEDT
---Semifinals--
Anaheim NHL: 5/22, 10:54pmEDT
San Antonio NBA: 5/22, 11:28pmEDT
Boston NBA, 5/25, 10:54pmEDT
Ottawa NHL, 5/25, 11:52pmEDT
---Finals--
Nashville NHL, 6/11, 11:00pmEDT
Cleveland NBA, 6/12, 11:44pmEDT

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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 (170 MLB best-of-7 series; 498 NBA best-of-7 series; 651 NHL best-of-7 series) and intra-game (974 MLB best-of-7 series games; 2832 NBA best-of-7 series games; 3682 NHL best-of-7 series games) data through Fall 2016.

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