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There is a reason the fans begin to panic when a team suddenly finds itself down 3-0 in a playoff series: the odds of coming back from it are slim to none.
In all of the major North American sports, only four teams have ever managed to overcome a 3-0 deficit, and only one of them was a non-NHL team. The 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs were the first to pull it off, winning the final four games of the Stanley Cup Final against Detroit (and scoring nine goals in Game 5).
The 1975 New York Islanders came back against Pittsburgh in the playoffs, allowing the Pens just four goals in the final four games of the series.
In one of the most famous comebacks in the history of sports, the 2004 Boston Red Sox fell behind 3-0 against the Yankees in the ALCS before rebounding for an improbable comeback that featured two consecutive extra-innings wins, a very famous bloody sock and a slap, courtesy of Alex Rodriguez.
And finally, in 2010, the Philadelphia Flyers fell behind the Boston Bruins 3-0 in the Eastern Conference semis, and not only did they overcome the 3-0 series deficit, they overcame a 3-0 deficit in Game 7 to victimize Tuukka Rask and move on to the conference finals.