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Rangers-Carl Hagelin: The speedy Rangers sophomore is coming off his best game of the season Tuesday night. Skating on the second line Hagelin recorded four shots on goal and three hits while accumulating more than 16 minutes of ice-time. He also was simply terrific, and often times dynamic, on the penalty kill, helping the Blueshirts kill off 5 of 6 Flyers power plays. Most importantly Hagelin, who has seemed tentative at times through the first six games of the season, skated with a true purpose, and that seemed to energize his linemates. Though he did not score, Hagelin came awfully close to netting his first goal of 2013---and first dating back to March 15th a year ago, coincidentally against the Penguins at Madison Square Garden.

 

Penguins-Marc-Andre Fleury: Expect a solid bounceback performance from the Penguins goalie tonight. He was pulled after playing just two periods in Tuesday's 4-1 home-ice loss to the Islanders, allowing four goals on 23 shots. Fleury has won three of the last four times he started after being pulled from a game, surrendering nine goals in those four starts combined. It has been a rocky start to 2013, though, for Fleury, who is just 2-2-0 with 2.94 goals against average and .890 save percentage in four starts, though he did pass Tom Barrasso as the Penguins all-time wins leader when he notched his 228th career victory on opening night against the Flyers.