NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Teams that Have Come Back From Down 2-0

The Boston Bruins Came Back After Being Down 2-0 To The Vancouver Canucks To Win The 2011 Stanley Cup

The Boston Bruins Came Back After Being Down 2-0 To The Vancouver Canucks To Win The 2011 Stanley Cup

Never mind coming back from being down 3-0 in any postseason series. It’s practically as impossible to come back and win the title after being down 2-0, at least where the Stanley Cup Finals are concerned.

Believe it or not, it has happened only five times in NHL history. Now that was fewer than expected, for sure.

And it’s bad news for New York Rangers fans, who find their team in just such a predicament against the Los Angeles Kings.

It’s arguably even worse news for Detroit Red Wings fans. Their team has been the victim three times.

The 1941-42* Toronto Maple Leafs were down 3-0. They are the only North American sports team to overcome that deficit to win a title. They lost the first two at home, too, as did the 1965-66 Montreal Canadiens.

SEASON STANLEY CUP WINNERS STANLEY CUP LOSERS SERIES
1. 1941-42* Toronto Maple Leafs Detroit Red Wings 4-3
2. 1965-66 Montreal Canadiens Detroit Red Wings 4-2
3. 1970-71 Montreal Canadiens Chicago Black Hawks 4-3
4. 2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins Detroit Red Wings 4-3
5. 2010-11 Boston Bruins Vancouver Canucks 4-3

Photo: sportsofboston.com

Posted on June 8, 2014, in NHL Hockey and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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