Written by Andy Dunk
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In the professional sports, being down 3-0 tends to mean one thing, elimination. The 2004 Red Sox accomplished the unthinkable and came back to win their series against the Yankees after trailing three games to none. This was the first time in MLB history that this feat has been accomplished. In the NBA, it has never been done.
The only sport where this has happened multiple times is hockey. The 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs, the 1975 New York Islanders, and last years’ Philadelphia Flyers squad all accomplished this feat. This year we saw our own Blackhawks nearly add their name to this list but instead falling just short in game 7 against the Canucks.
In round two, the Detroit Red Wings are the latest team looking to achieve this feat. After losing the first three games of their series against the San Jose Sharks, the Red Wings have played passionate hockey and gotten themselves back in their series. In game 4 the Wings broke a 3-3 draw with only a minute left in order to stay alive. The Sharks looked to have the edge in game three holding a two goal lead in the third period, but once again, the Wings had an answer. On the road and with their backs against the wall, the Wings found another gear. They responded with three unanswered goals to force a game six.
With a team full of veterans who are gaining confidence, the Red Wings have what it takes to complete the comeback. While it may be cliché, it truly is never over until the fat lady sings.