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On This Day in Sports Odds History
1995 (NHL): The New Jersey Devils defeat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 and complete a 4-0 series sweep for their first Stanley Cup. New Jersey was a -160 home favorite for the game and entered Game 1 as a +200 underdog to win the series. The Devils were without home-ice advantage and underdogs in each playoff series during their Championship run as Claude Lemieux won the Conn Smythe award after scoring 13 goals during the playoffs.
2010 (Tennis): In a match that spanned three days and took 11 hours and 5 minutes, American John Isner defeated Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 70-68 in the first round at Wimbledon. The match is by far the longest in tennis history as Isner was a slight -130 favorite.
2013 (NHL): The Chicago Blackhawks win their second Stanley Cup in four years after defeating the Boston Bruins 3-2 in Game 6 of the Finals. Chicago scored two goals in the final 90 seconds as they were +120 road-underdogs for the game and entered Game 1 as -155 favorites to win the series. Patrick Kane had 9 goals and 10 assists during the playoffs and was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy.