Activities Sports & Athletics The Greatest Stanley Cup Comebacks in History Share PINTEREST Email Print B Bennett/Contributor/Getty Images Sports & Athletics Ice Hockey Best of Ice Hockey Basics Baseball Basketball Bicycling Billiards Bodybuilding Bowling Boxing Car Racing Cheerleading Cricket Extreme Sports Football Golf Gymnastics Martial Arts Professional Wrestling Skateboarding Skating Paintball Soccer Swimming & Diving Table Tennis Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Other Activities Learn More By Jamie Fitzpatrick Jamie Fitzpatrick is a freelance sports journalist who has contributed to the CBC and other news outlets since 1992. He also produced the hockey documentary A Solitary Fire. our editorial process Jamie Fitzpatrick Updated April 17, 2019 Here are the all-time greatest comebacks in the history of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Single Game 5 Goals: Los Angeles Kings, 1982On April 10, 1982, the Los Angeles Kings trailed the Edmonton Oilers 5-0 before coming back to win 6-5 in overtime. The game became known as the "Miracle on Manchester." With the win, L.A. took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five division semifinal and went on to eliminate the heavily favored Oilers in five games. 4 Goals: San Jose Sharks, 2011On April 19, 2011, Los Angeles built a 4-0 lead over San Jose before the Sharks began their comeback in the second period. San Jose won 6-5 in overtime, taking a 2-1 lead in the opening-round series. 4 Goals: Minnesota North Stars, 1985On April 28, 1985, the Minnesota North Stars fell behind 4-0 before coming back to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in overtime. Chicago won the next game to eliminate Minnesota in the Stanley Cup Quarterfinals. 4 Goals: Montreal Canadiens, 1971On April 8, 1971, the Montreal Canadiens erased a four-goal deficit to beat the Boston Bruins 7-5. The win tied the Stanley Cup Quarterfinals at one game apiece, and Montreal eventually won the series in seven games. In a Best-of-Seven Series 3 Games: Philadelphia Flyers, 2010The Philadelphia Flyers began their second-round series against Boston with three losses and were one goal away from elimination in game four before winning 5-4 in overtime. After two more wins to tie the series, Philadelphia fell behind 3-0 in game seven but came back to clinch the series with a 4-3 victory. 3 Games: New York Islanders, 1975After opening their Stanley Cup quarterfinal series with three losses to the Penguins, the Islanders put together a four-game winning streak, completing the comeback with a 1-0 victory in Pittsburgh. 3 Games: Toronto Maple Leafs, 1942In what is still considered the NHL's greatest comeback, Toronto defeated Detroit in the Stanley Cup Final after losing the first three games by scores of 3-2, 4-2, and 5-2. The Maple Leafs' comeback began with a 4-3 victory in Detroit and continued with a pair of convincing wins of 9-3 and 3-0. A record crowd of more than 16,000 packed Maple Leaf Gardens to see Toronto take the Cup by beating Detroit 3-1 in game seven.