The Boston Red Sox trailed their long-time rivals, the New York Yankees, 3-0 in the 2004 American League Championship series, hitting rock bottom with a 19-8 loss in Game 3 at Fenway Park. Cue the comeback. David Ortiz hit a Game 4 walk-off homerun in extra innings, before knocking in the winning run – again in extra innings – in Game 5. The Red Sox tied the series and won Game 7 by a score of 10-3 at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Red Sox went on to the win the World Series – the franchise’s first since 1918 – with a 4-0 sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Recent hockey version:
The 2010 Philadelphia Flyers not only trailed the Boston Bruins 3-0 in the Eastern Conference semifinal, but fell behind by the same score in the first period of Game 7. Danny Briere tied the game in the second period, and Simon Gagne’s third period power play goal stood as the winner, as the Flyers won the game and the series 4-3. The Flyers advanced to the Stanley Cup final, where they lost in six games to the Chicago Blackhawks.
Two words describe the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs’ historical comeback: Impeccable timing. The Leafs fell behind the Detroit Red Wings 3-0 in the Stanley Cup final, but took the next four games to win the championship, becoming the first NHL team to win a series after losing the first three games. The 1975 New York Islanders became the second NHL team accomplish the feat, doing so against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the quarter-finals.
And of course, never forget, Philly. 2000. 3-1. This franchise has been there before.
Is it likely? No. Its unlikely. Is it possible? Of course. fvck being down on ourselves. My head is up until the Kings get the 4th win.