Forward Carl Hagelin joined the Caps prior to the deadline via the Los Angeles Kings. A talented player without much of a scoring touch, Hagelin nonetheless didn’t need long to score his first goal as a Cap in his fifth game in the uniform — against his former team to boot.
The Caps went down a goal early (as per usual), but the Eller line – Hagelin’s assignment on Sunday – struck back just 90 seconds later. Hagelin was along the boards in the Rangers zone, where he beat New York center Lias Andersson. From there he surged towards the net, needing two chances to beat Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev.
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) March 3, 2019
NBC Sports reported that TJ Oshie retrieved the puck from the linesman, presumably to document the milestone goal.
Hagelin played 266 games for the Rangers. Today is his fifth game with the Caps.
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