Daily Numbers for Wednesday, April 30

The Daily Numbers: 7, as in Game 7 tonight for the Flyers and Rangers. Winner moves on, loser goes home.

5-2 win last night for the orange and black.

3 goals in the hat trick for Wayne Simmonds.

639 hats that littered the ice in the tradition of honoring the three-goal effort.

18, age of Ridley teen cited in connection with her pit bull, which has been getting loose and terrorizing a neighborhood.

2.1 percent tax hike looming in Rose Tree Media School District.

2.1 percent hike also being looked at in Garnet Valley.

17 homicides in the county so far this year.

10 of them have occurred in the city of Chester.

40,000 dollars raised last weekend by the Relay for Life event at Wallingford Swarthmore.

1 billion dollar deficit that is hanging like a dark cloud over Harrisburg.

595 million dollars less tax than expected collected by the state in April.

35 now dead as a deadly series of tornadoes rampaged across the Midwest and South.

6 people wounded by a gunman at a FedEx plant in Georgia.

86 point spike for the stock market yesterday.

6-1 loss for Cole Hamels and the Phillies in a rain-delayed game last night vs. the Mets.

6 runs on 8 hits, with 5 walks a 1 hit batter for Hamels.

1 hour, 28 minute delay at the start of the game.

46 degrees and misting at the first pitch.

34 saves for Flyers goalie Steve Mason last night.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.

There is nothing better in sports than the Stanley Cup playoffs. And a Game 7 pitting the Flyers vs. Rangers? 7th Heaven!

I Don’t Get It: Donald Sterling. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who literally brought the ‘Silver Hammer’ down on this racist.

Quote Box: “We stand together in condemning Mr. Sterling’s views. They simply have no place in the NBA.”

- Commissioner Adam Silver.