What is the biggest NHL comeback of all time?

The Chicago Blackhawks, the Montreal Canadiens, the St. Louis Blues, the Colorado Avalanche, the New York Rangers, the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Calgary Flames, the Edmonton Oilers, the Buffalo Sabres, the Los Angeles Kings and the Boston Bruins are tied for the biggest comeback win of all time, each winning a game after being down 5 goals. The most recent 5 goal comeback was on Oct 12, 2009, when the Blackhawks were trailing 0-5 in the 1st period against the Calgary Flames on Oct 12, 2009, and came back and won the game 6-5.

Biggest NHL Comebacks

Date Team Opponent Goal Deficit Final Score
1 Mon, Oct 12, 2009 Chicago Blackhawks vs Calgary Flames 5 0-5, 1st 6-5
Tue, Feb 19, 2008 Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers 5 0-5, 2nd 6-5
Wed, Nov 29, 2000 St. Louis Blues @ Toronto Maple Leafs 5 0-5, 3rd 6-5
Wed, Mar 3, 1999 Colorado Avalanche @ Florida Panthers 5 0-5, 2nd 7-5
Thu, Dec 26, 1991 New York Rangers @ Washington Capitals 5 1-6, 1st 8-6
Sat, Dec 30, 1989 Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins 5 1-6, 2nd 7-6
Mon, Jan 26, 1987 Calgary Flames @ Toronto Maple Leafs 5 0-5, 3rd 6-5
Mon, Jan 21, 1985 Edmonton Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings 5 2-7, 2nd 8-7
Fri, Feb 25, 1983 Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins 5 1-6, 2nd 7-6
Sat, Apr 10, 1982 Los Angeles Kings vs Edmonton Oilers 5 0-5, 3rd 6-5
Wed, Feb 23, 1972 Boston Bruins @ California Golden Seals 5 1-6, 2nd 8-6
12 Wed, Dec 27, 2023 Arizona Coyotes vs Colorado Avalanche 4 0-4, 2nd 5-4
Sat, Mar 23, 2024 Chicago Blackhawks @ San Jose Sharks 4 0-4, 2nd 5-4
Sun, Mar 24, 2024 Colorado Avalanche vs Pittsburgh Penguins 4 0-4, 2nd 5-4
Thu, Dec 7, 2023 San Jose Sharks @ Detroit Red Wings 4 0-4, 2nd 6-5
Wed, Dec 28, 2022 Detroit Red Wings @ Pittsburgh Penguins 4 0-4, 2nd 5-4
Tue, Mar 7, 2023 Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets 4 0-4, 2nd 5-4
Mon, Dec 5, 2022 Vancouver Canucks vs Montreal Canadiens 4 0-4, 2nd 7-6
Fri, Apr 29, 2022 Arizona Coyotes vs Nashville Predators 4 0-4, 1st 5-4
Mon, Mar 28, 2022 Buffalo Sabres @ Chicago Blackhawks 4 0-4, 2nd 6-5
Sat, Jan 1, 2022 Carolina Hurricanes @ Columbus Blue Jackets 4 0-4, 2nd 7-4
Tue, Apr 5, 2022 Florida Panthers vs Toronto Maple Leafs 4 1-5, 2nd 7-6
Sat, Apr 2, 2022 Florida Panthers @ New Jersey Devils 4 2-6, 3rd 7-6
Mon, Feb 15, 2021 Ottawa Senators @ Toronto Maple Leafs 4 1-5, 2nd 6-5
Thu, Nov 21, 2019 Florida Panthers vs Anaheim Ducks 4 0-4, 2nd 5-4
Tue, Nov 12, 2019 Florida Panthers @ Boston Bruins 4 0-4, 3rd 5-4
Sat, Nov 23, 2019 New York Rangers @ Montreal Canadiens 4 0-4, 2nd 6-5
Fri, Oct 25, 2019 Washington Capitals @ Vancouver Canucks 4 1-5, 2nd 6-5
Fri, Oct 4, 2019 Winnipeg Jets @ New Jersey Devils 4 0-4, 2nd 5-4
Sun, Dec 2, 2018 Anaheim Ducks @ Washington Capitals 4 1-5, 2nd 6-5
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 Winnipeg Jets vs Toronto Maple Leafs 4 0-4, 2nd 5-4
Mon, Mar 31, 2014 Anaheim Ducks vs Winnipeg Jets 4 0-4, 2nd 5-4
Tue, Apr 19, 2011 San Jose Sharks @ Los Angeles Kings 4 0-4, 2nd 6-5
Sat, Jan 9, 2010 Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks 4 1-5, 3rd 6-5
Thu, Dec 11, 2008 Philadelphia Flyers vs Carolina Hurricanes 4 1-5, 3rd 6-5
Tue, Dec 23, 2008 Washington Capitals @ New York Rangers 4 0-4, 2nd 5-4
Tue, Oct 16, 2007 Colorado Avalanche vs Calgary Flames 4 0-4, 2nd 5-4
Sat, Nov 10, 2007 Los Angeles Kings vs Dallas Stars 4 0-4, 3rd 6-5
Mon, Dec 11, 2006 Pittsburgh Penguins @ Washington Capitals 4 0-4, 2nd 5-4
Wed, Oct 5, 2005 Dallas Stars vs Los Angeles Kings 4 0-4, 2nd 5-4
Thu, Oct 27, 2005 Pittsburgh Penguins vs Atlanta Thrashers 4 0-4, 1st 7-5
Thu, Feb 5, 2004 Toronto Maple Leafs @ Ottawa Senators 4 0-4, 2nd 5-4
Fri, Feb 8, 2002 Phoenix Coyotes vs Los Angeles Kings 4 0-4, 2nd 6-5
Tue, Jan 16, 2001 Los Angeles Kings @ Ottawa Senators 4 1-5, 2nd 7-6
Fri, Oct 17, 1997 Calgary Flames vs Colorado Avalanche 4 0-4, 2nd 6-5
Sat, Feb 8, 1997 Dallas Stars @ Phoenix Coyotes 4 0-4, 2nd 5-4
Thu, Dec 7, 1995 Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens 4 0-4, 2nd 7-5
Thu, Apr 20, 1995 Boston Bruins @ Ottawa Senators 4 0-4, 2nd 6-5
Thu, Oct 21, 1993 Dallas Stars @ Ottawa Senators 4 1-5, 3rd 6-5
Tue, Mar 22, 1994 New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning 4 0-4, 2nd 5-4
Sun, Apr 11, 1993 Winnipeg Jets @ Edmonton Oilers 4 0-4, 2nd 7-5
Tue, Oct 15, 1991 Pittsburgh Penguins @ New York Islanders 4 2-6, 3rd 7-6
Wed, Oct 23, 1991 Washington Capitals @ Edmonton Oilers 4 0-4, 2nd 6-5
Sat, Feb 9, 1991 Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers 4 0-4, 2nd 6-4
Fri, Mar 9, 1990 Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers 4 0-4, 2nd 7-5
Sat, Jan 21, 1989 Buffalo Sabres @ Boston Bruins 4 0-4, 2nd 6-5
Wed, Feb 1, 1989 Chicago Blackhawks vs Winnipeg Jets 4 0-4, 2nd 7-4
Thu, Jan 19, 1989 Hartford Whalers vs Montreal Canadiens 4 0-4, 2nd 6-4
Sat, Mar 12, 1988 Calgary Flames vs Buffalo Sabres 4 0-4, 2nd 10-4
Tue, Feb 23, 1988 Philadelphia Flyers @ Detroit Red Wings 4 1-5, 2nd 11-6
Wed, Nov 25, 1987 Pittsburgh Penguins vs Quebec Nordiques 4 0-4, 2nd 6-4
Sun, Nov 16, 1986 Edmonton Oilers @ New York Rangers 4 1-5, 2nd 8-6
Sat, Mar 14, 1987 New York Islanders vs New Jersey Devils 4 2-6, 3rd 7-6
Fri, Nov 21, 1986 New York Rangers @ Vancouver Canucks 4 0-4, 2nd 8-5
Sat, Dec 28, 1985 Los Angeles Kings vs Winnipeg Jets 4 0-4, 2nd 5-4
Sat, Nov 2, 1985 New Jersey Devils vs New York Rangers 4 0-4, 3rd 6-5
Mon, Feb 24, 1986 Pittsburgh Penguins vs Los Angeles Kings 4 0-4, 2nd 6-5
Thu, Dec 26, 1985 Toronto Maple Leafs @ Detroit Red Wings 4 0-4, 2nd 5-4
Sun, Feb 2, 1986 Washington Capitals @ Hartford Whalers 4 0-4, 3rd 5-4
Tue, Dec 4, 1984 Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs 4 2-6, 3rd 7-6
Sun, Apr 28, 1985 Minnesota North Stars @ Chicago Black Hawks 4 0-4, 2nd 5-4
Fri, Nov 9, 1984 New York Rangers vs New York Islanders 4 0-4, 2nd 5-4
Sat, Jan 19, 1985 Pittsburgh Penguins vs Chicago Black Hawks 4 0-4, 2nd 5-4
Tue, Mar 27, 1984 Boston Bruins @ Quebec Nordiques 4 0-4, 2nd 6-4
Wed, Dec 7, 1983 Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks 4 0-4, 2nd 5-4
Wed, Oct 19, 1983 Edmonton Oilers @ Vancouver Canucks 4 2-6, 2nd 10-7
Mon, Mar 12, 1984 Minnesota North Stars vs Montreal Canadiens 4 2-6, 3rd 7-6
Sat, Oct 8, 1983 New York Islanders @ Washington Capitals 4 1-5, 2nd 8-7
Sat, Dec 15, 1979 Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers 4 0-4, 3rd 5-4
Sun, Dec 31, 1978 Pittsburgh Penguins @ Detroit Red Wings 4 0-4, 2nd 5-4
Sat, Mar 19, 1977 Toronto Maple Leafs vs Atlanta Flames 4 0-4, 2nd 5-4
Wed, Mar 10, 1976 Buffalo Sabres @ Pittsburgh Penguins 4 2-6, 3rd 7-6
Tue, Feb 20, 1973 Boston Bruins @ Vancouver Canucks 4 0-4, 1st 7-6
Tue, Jan 16, 1973 Vancouver Canucks vs Toronto Maple Leafs 4 0-4, 2nd 6-4
Tue, Feb 22, 1972 Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs 4 0-4, 2nd 5-4
Fri, Oct 15, 1971 Vancouver Canucks @ California Golden Seals 4 1-5, 1st 9-6
Thu, Apr 8, 1971 Montreal Canadiens @ Boston Bruins 4 1-5, 2nd 7-5
Sat, Mar 9, 1968 Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings 4 0-4, 2nd 7-5
Thu, Nov 3, 1960 Detroit Red Wings vs Boston Bruins 4 1-5, 2nd 8-5
Sun, Mar 23, 1952 Chicago Black Hawks @ New York Rangers 4 2-6, 3rd 7-6
Sat, Feb 21, 1931 Montreal Canadiens vs New York Americans 4 0-4, 1st 6-4
Wed, Dec 29, 1926 Chicago Black Hawks vs Montreal Maroons 4 0-4, 2nd 5-4
Sat, Jan 27, 1923 Ottawa Senators @ Hamilton Tigers 4 0-4, 2nd 6-5

What is the biggest NHL 3rd period comeback of all time?

The St. Louis Blues, the Calgary Flames and the Los Angeles Kings are tied for the biggest 3rd period comeback of all time, each winning a game after being down 5 goals in the 3rd period.

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