PHILADELPHIA - It's always a terrific feeling to score a game-winning goal in a tense, high-stakes divisional game. It's even better to do so against a team that had cast you away just a year ago.
Michael Del Zotto got to experience that feeling Tuesday by scoring his fourth game-winner of the season against his former Rangers team just 1:19 into the third period, helping the Orange and Black avoid a series sweep at the hands of the Rangers.
"It felt pretty nice -- I'd be lying if I said it didn't," Del Zotto told reporters following Saturday's spirited 4-2 win (see recap). "Any way to contribute for the team to win.
"You're excited for any team, maybe a little more for these guys. This time of the year, you're excited for every game -- it's the best time of the year, we're competing for a playoff spot. You saw how excited we were after we won that game today."