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A daily glance inside the numbers from the world of sports.

Updated: June 13, 2006, 1:20 AM ET
By Elias Sports Bureau, Inc. | Special to ESPN Insider

A daily glance inside the numbers from the world of sports:

Stanley Cup finals • The Hurricanes beat the Oilers 2-1 in Game 4 on Monday to take a 3-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup finals. Since 1939, when the finals first used a best-of-seven format, 26 of the 27 previous teams to hold a 3-1 lead went on to win the Stanley Cup (16 times in five games, six times in six games, four times in seven games). The only team to hold a 3-1 lead in a best-of-seven finals and not win the Cup ...

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