All 3-1 Series Deficit Comebacks in the NHL

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New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with right wing Kaapo Kakko (24) and left wing Chris Kreider (20) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, in Tampa, Fla.
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  • Here’s a list of all 3-1 NHL comebacks.
  • Thirty-one times has a team won a series after trailing 3-1.

When a team goes up 3-1 in a best-of-seven series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, they win the series 90% of the time.

Through 2022, teams have trailed 3-1 in a best-of-seven series 325 times, and only 31 teams have come back to win.

Here’s a list of those 31 teams, most recently the Rangers over the Penguins in the first round in 2022.

All 3-1 Series Deficit Comebacks in the NHL

YearMatchupRound
2022Rangers over PenguinsFirst
2021Canadiens over Maple LeafsFirst
2019Sharks over Golden KnightsFirst
2015Rangers over CapitalsSecond
2014Kings over SharksFirst
2014Rangers over PenguinsSecond
2013Blackhawks over Red WingsSecond
2011Lightning over PenguinsSecond
2010Canadiens over CapitalsFirst
2010Flyers over BruinsSecond
2009Capitals over RangersFirst
2004Canadiens over BruinsFirst
2003Wild over AvalancheFirst
2003Canucks over BluesFirst
2003Wild over CanucksSecond
2000Devils over FlyersEastern Conference Final
1999Blues over CoyotesFirst
1998Oilers over AvalancheFirst
1995Penguins over CapitalsFirst
1994Canucks over FlamesFirst
1992Red Wings over North StarsFirst
1992Canucks over JetsFirst
1992Penguins over CapitalsFirst
1991Blues over Red WingsFirst
1990Oilers over JetsFirst
1989Kings over OilersFirst
1988Capitals over FlyersSecond
1987Islanders over CapitalsFirst
1987Red Wings over Maple LeafsSecond
1975Islanders over PenguinsFirst
1942Maple Leafs over Red WingsStanley Cup Final

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