-- Despite his strong play, especially at home, in the playoffs, Flyers goaltender Michael Leighton may be remembered as much for giving up a bad-angle goal in overtime to Patrick Kane that cost Philadelphia a shot at its first Stanley Cup in 35 years. Leighton described the play after the game:
"(Kane) walked out of the corner and there was a guy driving to the net," said Leighton, who stopped 37 of 41 shots over 64 minutes and six seconds. "I thought Kane was going to pass it. He threw it at my feet and it went underneath me."
Teammate Daniel Briere was mystified at the whole surreal scene, as Kane threw off his clubs in celebration while hardly anyone else saw his shot go in.
"I had no clue," said Briere. "All of a sudden I see a few guys jumping on the ice. I thought, 'That can't be it. You can't win a Stanley Cup when you aren't sure if you won it or not."
-- Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook have now won the Stanley Cup after capturing gold medals with Team Canada at the Olympics. The trio doubles the size of an exclusive club with Steve Yzerman and Brendan Shanahan (Canada and the Red Wings in 2002) and Ken Morrow (USA and the Islanders in 1980).
-- Flyers captain Mike Richards on his team's approach to overtime: "Just getting pucks to the net, creating chances like we did at the end of the third period. That's what we were starting to do in overtime. It happens every time you seem to have control of the overtime. They go down and they capitalize on one of their chances."
-- The 47 goals scored in the series were the most in a Stanley Cup Final since 1980 when the Flyers and New York Islanders combined for 52.
-- Looks like no team will ever be able to complain about starting the regular season in Europe again. The 2008-09 champion Pittsburgh Penguins began that season against the Senators in Helsinki. Chicago played the Panthers to start this season before winning the Cup.
-- His team did not win the Stanley Cup, but Daniel Briere finished first in playoff scoring. With a goal and two assists in Game 6, Briere finished the postseason with 12 goals and 18 assists for 30 points. His 12 points in the Final were just one behind the mark set by Wayne Gretzky in 1988.
-- At 36 years of age, Chicago's Stan Bowman is the youngest general manager in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup.