Hagelin tallied his sixth goal of the playoffs among six shots on net and was one of relatively few Penguins to avoid finishing with a negative rating in Thursday's Game 5 loss to the Sharks. This has been a bust-out postseason for the speedy winger, who's tallied an impressive 16 points through the Penguins' 23 playoff contests. Hags certainly experienced success with the Rangers in past seasons, but he's looked like an entirely new player in a Penguins sweater, and he's found the scoresheet in four of five games here in the season's final series. It's exciting to think about what he and his mates on the HBK line might be able to do in a full season together next year.
Hagelin picked up a goal and an assist while skating to a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Lightning. Hagelin has five points and a plus-5 rating over the last four games, as his line with Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel continues to produce. As long as coach Mike Sullivan keeps that trio together, the former Rangers winger should be a surprisingly valuable asset.
Hagelin registered a power-play goal on eight shots, two helpers -- including one on the game winner -- and a plus-2 rating during Tuesday's 4-3 overtime victory against the Capitals in Game 6. Hagelin filled up the box score Tuesday to help finish out Washington, showcasing an aggressive mindset that wasn't always present during the regular season. The 27-year-old's highest shot count this year was six, and he only hit that twice (once with Pittsburgh). The winger has been an excellent fit with the Penguins, and he now has eight points and counting as he heads to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Hagelin kept producing in Game 3 on Monday, potting the game-winning goal in a 3-2 win over the Capitals. The speedy Swede now has a four-game point streak on the go, a span that has featured five points, 15 shots on goal and a plus-4 rating. Hagelin was a popular pick in playoff pools after finishing the regular season with 13 points in his last 13 games, so it's nice that he's been able to continue finding the scoresheet with regularity.
Hagelin scored a pair of goals just about 10 minutes apart in the third period Tuesday against the Senators. He finished plus-2 with three shots en route to a 5-3 win. Those two tallies were absolutely huge in this game -- the first one completed the Pens' comeback from a 3-0 deficit, and the second put them over the top, holding up as the game-winner. Hagelin could hardly have found himself a better situation in Pittsburgh -- over the last 11 games, he now has a striking 12 points (evenly split between goals and assists) to go with a plus-11 rating and 12 PIM. Oh, and he's averaging three shots per game in that span. What more can you ask for?
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