Friday night my Nashville Predators dropped an agonizing 1-0 game at home to the Phoenix Coyotes. The loss put the Preds in a 3-1 hole in the best-of-seven series.
As time expired, I decided to find out how often NHL teams had overcome a 3-1 deficit. It turns out that 229 teams have gone down 3-1; 20 have rallied to win the series. So it happens 8.7 percent of the time.
Since the statistics were not in my favor, I decided to focus instead on specific instances of teams—in any professional sport—making dramatic playoff comebacks. If I kept reminding myself of what the Flyers did to the Bruins in 2010 or what the Red Sox did to the Yankees in 2004, I would have hope.
So I put together this list.