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NHL: Teams That Have Come Back from 3-2 in the Stanley Cup Finals

The 2010-11 Boston Bruins Were The Last Team To Come Back From Down Three Games To Two In The Stanley Cup Playoffs Finals

The 2010-11 Boston Bruins Were The Last Team To Come Back From Being Down Three Games To Two In The Stanley Cup Playoffs Finals

Well, someone’s going to be in this position after tomorrow night. Either the Chicago Blackhawks or the Tampa Bay Lightning will be down three games to two in the Stanley Cup Finals.

The loser will have to take the series to seven games and win the final two in order to hoist the Cup.

In the history of the NHL, since the first official Stanley Cup Playoffs in 1918, the Finals have gone to seven games just 16 times. That’s 16 out of 95*  Finals (16.8 percent).

Exactly half of those series (eight) saw the team down 3-2 win it all. They are listed below, including the **1942 Toronto Maple Leafs who came back from 3-0.

The upshot? According to history, no matter who wins tomorrow night, it’s a coin flip (50-50) to call the winner.

STANLEY CUP FINAL WINNER LOSER
1. 1942** Toronto Maple Leafs Detroit Red Wings
2. 1950 Detroit Red Wings New York Rangers
3. 1964 Toronto Maple Leafs Detroit Red Wings
4. 1971 Montreal Canadiens Chicago Black Hawks
5. 2001 Colorado Avalanche New Jersey Devils
6. 2004 Tampa Bay Lightning Calgary Flames
7. 2009 Pittsburgh Penguins Detroit Red Wings
8. 2011 Boston Bruins Vancouver Canucks

* 1919 was cancelled due to the global flu epidemic and 2005 was never played thanks to a lockout.

Photo: thehockeywriters.com

Most Points Scored by a Team in an NBA Finals Game

YEAR GAME MOST POINTS OPPONENT
1. 1985 Game 1 Boston Celtics 148 Los Angeles Lakers* 114
2. 1965 Game 1 Boston Celtics* 142 Los Angeles Lakers 110
3. 1967 Game 1 Philadelphia 76ers* 141 San Francisco Warriors 135
3. 1987 Game 2 Los Angeles Lakers* 141 Boston Celtics 122
5. 1960 Game 1 Boston Celtics* 140 St. Louis Hawks 122
6. 1984 Game 3 Los Angeles Lakers 137 Boston Celtics* 104
7. 1958 Game 2 Boston Celtics 136 St. Louis Hawks* 112
7. 1985 Game 3 Los Angeles Lakers* 136 Boston Celtics 111
9. 1967 Game 1 San Francisco Warriors 135 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS* 141
9. 1970 Game 6 Los Angeles Lakers 135 New York Knicks* 113
9. 1982 Game 5 Philadelphia 76ers 135 Los Angeles Lakers* 102
12. 1966 Game 1 Los Angeles Lakers 133 BOSTON CELTICS* 129
13. 2008 Game 6** Boston Celtics* 131 Los Angeles Lakers 92
14. 1967 Game 3 San Francisco Warriors 130 Philadelphia 76ers* 124
14. 1977 Game 4 Portland Trail Blazers* 130 Philadelphia 76ers 98
16. 1961 Game 1 Boston Celtics* 129 St. Louis Hawks 95
16. 1962 Game 2 Los Angeles Lakers 129 BOSTON CELTICS* 122
16. 1965 Game 2 Boston Celtics* 129 Los Angeles Lakers 123
16. 1965 Game 5** Boston Celtics* 129 Los Angeles Lakers 96
16. 1966 Game 1 Boston Celtics* 129 Los Angeles Lakers 133
16. 1966 Game 2 Boston Celtics* 129 Los Angeles Lakers 109
16. 1977 Game 3 Portland Trail Blazers* 129 Philadelphia 76ers 107
16. 1982 Game 3 Los Angeles Lakers* 129 Philadelphia 76ers 108
16. 1984 Game 4 Boston Celtics* 129 LOS ANGELES LAKERS 125
16. 1993 Game 3 Phoenix Suns 129 CHICAGO BULLS* 121

* Won NBA Finals

NHL: Most Goals Scored in the Stanley Cup Finals by a Team

YEAR GAME MOST GOALS OPPONENT
1. 1936 Game 2 Detroit Red Wings* 9 Toronto Maple Leafs 4
1. 1942 Game 5 Toronto Maple Leafs* 9 Detroit Red Wings 3
3. 1919 Game 1 Montreal Canadiens* 8 Ottawa Senators I 4
3. 1962 Game 5 Toronto Maple Leafs* 8 Chicago Black Hawks 4
3. 1973 Game 1 Montreal Canadiens* 8 Chicago Black Hawks 3
3. 1973 Game 5 Chicago Black Hawks 8 MONTREAL CANADIENS* 7
3. 1980 Game 2 Philadelphia Flyers 8 New York Islanders* 3
3. 1985 Game 5** Edmonton Oilers* 8 Philadelphia Flyers 3
3. 1991 Game 6** Pittsburgh Penguins* 8 MINNESOTA NORTH STARS 0
3. 1996 Game 2 Colorado Avalanche* 8 Florida Panthers 1
3. 2011 Game 3 Boston Bruins* 8 Vancouver Canucks 1
12. 1918 Game 1 Toronto Arenas (Maple Leafs)* 7 Montreal Canadiens 3
12. 1948 Game 4** Toronto Maple Leafs* 7 DETROIT RED WINGS 2
12. 1953 Game 4 Montreal Canadiens* 7 BOSTON BRUINS 3
12. 1955 Game 2 Detroit Red Wings* 7 Montreal Canadiens 1
12. 1973 Game 3 Chicago Black Hawks 7 Montreal Canadiens* 4
12. 1973 Game 5 Montreal Canadiens (L)* 7 Chicago Black Hawks 8
12. 1977 Game 1 Montreal Canadiens* 7 Boston Bruins 3
12. 1981 Game 3 New York Islanders* 7 MINNESOTA NORTH STARS 5
12. 1984 Game 3 Edmonton Oilers* 7 New York Islanders 2
12. 1984 Game 4 Edmonton Oilers* 7 New York Islanders 2
12. 1990 Game 2 Edmonton Oilers* 7 BOSTON BRUINS 2
12. 2000 Game 1 New Jersey Devils* 7 Dallas Stars 3
12. 2010 Game 5 Chicago Blackhawks* 7 Philadelphia Flyers 4

* Won Stanley Cup

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