*Line of the series was delivered by an unidentified usher at Newark's Prudential Center following Game 3. "I had a good night," the burly female attendant said. "I broke up five fights and didn't break a nail."
*It is just the Flyers luck that Mike Richards and Jeff Carter have a very good chance of hoisting the Stanley Cup in about 4 weeks.
*Jaromir Jagr summed up the series...
"To be honest, they were very strong. They were strong on the boards," said the 40-year-old unrestricted free agent. "I don't think they lost any battles on the boards. I hate to say that and I hate that feeling, but they were very strong on the boards. It surprised me."
*... better than Claude Giroux:
"I think we were thinking we were going to walk over to New Jersey and they'll fall a little bit," Giroux said. "I guess we've got to learn from it. They are a good hockey team. They are well balanced and they played a pretty good series."
It's impossible not to feel good for Josh Hamilton, who hit four homers in Texas' win over Baltimore on Tuesday night. He became the 16th player to go deep four times in a game. The three Phillies on that list are Mike Schmidt (1976), Chuck Klein (1936) and Ed Delahanty (1896). Delahanty's homers, according to the Sporting News, were all inside-the-park jobs and hit before a crowd of 1,100 at Chicago's West Side Grounds.
Records are spotty, but Baseball-Reference.com lists two of the homers as ISTP and all four surrendered by Chicago pitcher Adonis Terry.