The first round of the playoffs, known as the American and National League Divisional Series' or ALDS/NLDS are a best of 5 format. The first team to win 3 games, advances to the next round which is the American and National League Championship Series or ALCS/NLCS. This series is a best of 7 format (first team to win 4 games) advances to the World Series which ALSO is a best of 7 format.
Best out 7 games
each of the four rounds in the playoffs is a "best of seven series." the first team to win four games advances to the next round.
There can be a total of 56 games in the first round if they all went to 7 games.
Divisional Series games (as in the games in the first round of the Playoffs) are best of 5.Championship Series and World Series games (as in the games in the second round of the Playoffs and in the last round of the Playoffs) are best of 7.
The First Round of the NBA Playoffs was changed from best-of-5 to best-of-7 before the 2003 playoffs. The 2002 playoffs was the last time there was best-of-5.
There can be a maximum of 56 games in the first round of the NBA playoffs. This would only be possible if all eight (8) match-ups went into 7 games.
The first round of an NBA playoffs is played in a 7 game series. This goes also for the 2nd round and the finals. Only 7 teams won an NBA playoff series or finals after trailing 3-1.
The NBA changed the first round to best of 7 in 2003.
In 2009, the Cleveland Cavaliers Played the Dretroit Pistions in the first round the sweeped the series 4-0.
The Flyers were eliminated by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the 2009 playoffs in 6 games.
In the NFL, yes. The wildcard round is the first round of the NFL Playoffs.
In 2008 they lost to the New Orleans Hornets in the first round 4 games to 1
There is no bye in the Divisional (2nd round) playoff games. The first and second seeded teams in each conference each get a bye week in the Wildcard (1st) round of the playoffs.
The Orlando Magic played against the Charlotte Bobcats, in round one of the 2010 NBA playoffs. The Magic ended up sweeping the Bobcats 4 games to 0 and advancing to the next round.
A team gets the first round bye in the playoffs if it has one of the top two records in its conference.
As of the start of the 2007 playoffs, no. The most 'sweeps' in the first round of the playoffs has been two and that has happened many times. But never have three teams swept in the first round of the MLB playoffs much less all four teams.
7 games per round
The Canucks defeated the Chicago Blackhawks in 7 games.
They defeated the Miami Heat four games to one.
Every series in the NHL playoffs is a best of 7
The New Jersey Devils played the Pittsburgh Penguins and were eliminated in the first round, losing 4 games to 1.
All. The Houston Texans made the playoffs for the first time in their history in 2011. They defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Wild Card round but lost to the Baltimore Ravens in the Divisional Round.
Depends, most can be 7 games and least can be 4 games, you have to win 4 games to go to the next round