Michael Del Zotto was one of a complete lineup of Rangers who contributed mightily to Sunday afternoon's 5-2 victory over the Flyers at The Garden, but his clutch goal early in the third---which came just 36 seconds after Philly had tied the game---gave him the edge in being awarded the Broadway Hat.
"(Artem Anisimov) made a great play to (Marian Gaborik) streaking, and I knew (Derek Stepan) was joining so I was just trying to find a little bit of ice, and Gaby showed patience waiting for the lane to open up," explained Del Zotto about his goal 1:33 into the third period, which put the Rangers up 3-2. "We've been talking for a while now as far as me just shooting the puck a bit more and having the shooter's mentality. So as soo nas he gave it to me I just wanted to get it on net, and then I just was happy it went in."
Del Zotto finished with 4 shots on goal, 4 hits, and a +2 in 23:24 worth of ice-time as the Rangers improved to a perfect 4-0-0 this season against the Flyers.
"I am not going to say we don't look forward to every game, but these ones (against Philly) especially when you see them on the calendar everyone gets excited for them," said Del Zotto. "Since I've been here I look back to when they knocked us out of the playoffs two years ago, that final game of the season, and with HBO this year---it's just amped up the rivalry that much more. They are such fun games to play."