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I tought the habs being 0-3 in the stanley cups finals would make every sport news site in Montreal dig up every time a stanley cup reverse sweep happened to show there is still hope; but nobody seem to have done so.

So, historically speaking, what teams did complete a reverse sweep (wining 4 in a row when down 0-3 in a series)?

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  • Related, or maybe an "anti-duplicate": sports.stackexchange.com/q/4919/3671
    – alamoot
    Jul 5 at 20:00
  • Its close, but the question requests Sweep (where a team wins 4-0) and I'm asking for reverse sweeps (where the winning team comes back from 0-3 to win 4-3)
    – Fredy31
    Jul 6 at 14:02
  • yes they're related, maybe reverse related? lol
    – alamoot
    Jul 6 at 14:10
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The list of comebacks from 0-3 down in NHL playoffs (entirely, not just the Stanley Cup finals) is very short:

  • 1942 Stanley Cup Finals (Leafs over Red Wings)
  • 1975 quarterfinals (Islanders over Penguins)
  • 2010 conference semifinals (Flyers over Bruins)
  • 2014 first round (Kings over Sharks)
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The 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs are the only team in the NHL history to make a comeback after being down 3-0 in the Stanley Cup Finals series. All other reverse sweeps were made in the first 3 rounds.

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