-- Flyers wing Ville Leino has emerged over the last three months from Detroit trade deadline dump to invaluable member of the Flyers. Leino was double-shifted in the third period of Game 3 on Wednesday and scored the game-tying goal. Said teammate Ian Laperriere after the game, "I just told Ville, 'Hey, Detroit should have traded Datsyuk instead of you."
-- For the fifth consecutive Stanley Cup Final, the home team has won the first three games. After dropping the first two games on the road, the 2006 Edmonton Oilers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, the 2007 Ottawa Senators topped the Anaheim Ducks and the 2008 and 2009 Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Detroit Red Wings.
-- Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville denied any assertion that Chris Pronger has gotten under the skin of power forward Dustin Byfuglien, goal-less after scoring in each game of Chicago's four-game sweep of San Jose in the conference final. "I think Buff is pretty composed," said Quenneville. "I think Buff has been a factor and something they have to be concerned about. We just have to play hard against Prongs, and Buff knows he gets rewarded by going to the net. He'll continue to battle and persevere and do what what he has to do."
-- The Flyers registered their first overtime victory in the Stanley Cup Final since 1974, when Bobby Clarke's goal defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 2 at Boston Garden. They had lost their past four overtime games in the Final: one in 1987
vs. Edmonton, two in 1980 vs. the New York Islanders and one in 1975 vs. Buffalo.
-- Game 4 was the Blackhawks' first overtime in a Stanley Cup Final since 1971, a victory over Montreal in Game 1. This was their first OT loss in the Final since 1944 -- a series-clinching loss to Montreal in Game 4. Chicago is 5-2 in Stanley Cup Final overtime.
-- The Flyers ran their home winning streak at Wachovia Center to six games and improved their NHL-best home record in the 2010 playoffs to 8-1. They went 2-0 against New Jersey in the first round, 2-1 vs. Boston in the second and 3-0 vs. Montreal in the Eastern Conference Final.
-- Philadelphia is just the fifth home team in the past 20 overtime games in the Stanley Cup Final since 1990.
-- Chris Pronger said the Blackhawks did all the trash-talking in Game 3. "There was a lot of talk coming from their side of the ice. We were just busy playing the game." Of course, that's just one side of the story.