It certainly seemed quite appropriate that one type of hat deserved another kind of hat Saturday in Philadelphia. And that is exactly what happened as Ryan Callahan scored three goals in the Blueshirts 5-2 win over the Flyers, picking up his second career Hat Trick, as well as the post-game Broadway Hat for his clutch performance.
"Obviously any time you get three goals you're excited, especially coming against a team that is so close to you in the standings" said Callahan after the game. "I had some pretty easy tap-in goals there, so it wasn't all me today."
Callahan now has 21 goals---reaching the 20-goal plateau for the second straight season, and third time in his career. Two of his goals Saturday came on the power play, where he has scored a team-best ten times already this season.
"It's been a matter of groiwing with it and getting chances, and then today we buried some of our chances," Callahan said of the Rangers power play which went 3-for-7 on Saturday. "We have to continue to do this because the power play is going to be huge for us down the stretch and into the playoffs. It's a big part of our game, and it's good we got it going."