Hagelin's First NHL Goal is Moment of the Week
(Week of Nov. 21-27)

Rangers rookie Carl Hagelin's goal for a 2-0 lead in the second period of the Rangers' Nov. 26 win over Philadelphia at The Garden was named the newyorkrangers.com Moment of the Week for Week 7 of the 2011-12 regular season. The goal, Hagelin's first as an NHL player, earned 57.1 percent of the voting by Rangers fans to beat Henrik Lundqvist nailing down his second shutout of the season in that same win over the Flyers. Lundqvist, who made 29 saves in the game, claimed 38.2 percent of the vote. Brian Boyle's goal to stifle the Capitals' momentum and give the Rangers a 4-2 lead on Nov. 25 at Washington finished third with 5.7 percent of the vote.

The Winning Moment ...

Rangers 2, Philadelphia 0 at The Garden
Nov. 26, 2011
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The Moment:
Carl Hagelin knocks home own rebound
for first NHL goal, 2-0 lead over Flyers in third

Description: Hagelin scored his first NHL goal at 5:06 of the third -- two days afte rbeing recalled from the AHL. The Rangers' 2007 sixth-rounder had played four years of college hockey at Michigan. "I'm just going out and playing my game," he said. "The puck bounced out to me and I just whacked it in."
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Comments from fans who voted for Hagelin's goal ...

-- Dan D. Lyons from New Brunswick, N.J.

A glimpse of our future!
-- Chris from Deer Park, N.Y.

Who knows? He could be the next Swedish star in the making in the NHL.
-- Garrett from Las Vegas, Nev.

I like the kid's energy. He just keeps charging on the play.
-- Thomas from West Babylon, N.Y.

It's always great to see a player's first NHL goal.
-- Cristian Kim from Bronx, N.Y.

The kid's been playing hard ever since being called up. Totally deserved this one!
-- Rob K. from South Brunswick, N.J.

Coach made the perfect move to put new talent into the lineup, and it paid off with Hagelin's goal.
-- Captain Dan from Monroe Township, N.J.

A great effort and a great player with a whole lot of skill!
-- Grayson from Lyme, Conn.

Look out for this kid!
-- Magnus from Stockholm, Sweden

What's better than a first NHL goal at MSG vs Flyers? A well-deserved standing O!
-- Ross from New York, N.Y.

Forget the goal, THIS is how you take advantage of an opportunity. The kid's a revelation. He's here to stay.
-- Chris from Ardsley, N.Y.

Always great to see the rookies contribute and great rewarded for their efforts.
-- Andrea Weberlist from Ocean, N.J.

First NHL goal, and against the Flyers no less. It's good to see two points in as many games from Hagelin, making me believe that the hype is real. Great win, great defensive game, and Hagelin did not look out of place, with or without the puck.
-- Brian Mac from East Elmhurst, N.Y.

First goals are a special event, especially in Ranger blue at the Garden.
-- Tim Signorelli from Hicksville, N.Y.

Gotta give it up to the kid. This is big for him, especially in the first of what should be many rivalry games.
-- Matt V. from New York, N.Y.

Huge goal against the tough Flyers and great way to break into "the Bigs."
-- Glenn from Watchung, N.J.

That was one of the nicest first NHL goals I have ever seen.
-- Steve from Staten Island, N.Y.

It was a great goal and a lovely first goal for Carl.
-- Johannes Sulo from Gustavsberg, Sweden