Hagelin played in 12 games in February and had seven goals, four assists, a plus five rating and an average of 18:35 per night.
Of Hagelin’s seven goals:
- Three gave the Rangers the lead
- Two tied the game
- One gave the Rangers an insurance goal.
At Rangers Report, Carp writes “Hagelin just keeps getting better and better. Not just with that amazing speed, but also with his smarts and his hands, and not a bad shot, either. And when he plays the wall, he doesn’t look or play very small.”
John Tortorella said of Hagelin recently, “He does a lot without the puck and in today’s game, the important stuff is done without the puck, especially when you are trying to forecheck. When you push a puck by a guy, you can be a really effective player and I think he has embraced it. He creates a ton of offense for us.
Brian Leetch praised Hagelin for his ability to use his speed to spread out the defense.
Dave Maloney said, “you can not say enough about the play of Hagelin” and noted that John Tortorella mentions Hagelin when he talks about how he wants to see Chris Kreider and Marian Gaborik play.
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