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In the past, when a team was up 3-0 in a series, we were usually able to put it in the books...until these last two postseasons.
Last year, we witnessed a Philadelphia Flyers comeback to win the series against the Boston Bruins, after being down 3-0. This year, we didn't see a complete comeback, however, there were two cases in which the losing team was able to come back, tie the series at three a piece, and then lose in an extremely close Game 7.
The Vancouver Canucks were up 3-0 against the Chicago Blackhawks, and very quickly, the series shifted and Chicago found themselves playing in Game 7, but only to lose in a heartbreaker in overtime. Likewise, the Detroit Red Wings battled back against the San Jose Sharks and lost in a tight one goal Game 7.
If anything, this year's playoffs helped to solidify the understanding that it takes four wins to complete a series. As Lenny Kravitz would say, it ain't over till it's over.