When they are on the ice together at 5 on 5 they control 52.7% of the shot attempts. (Stats.HockeyAnalysis.com)
Hagelin said on Wednesday that he feels he and Hayes are playing better together and that he is getting the puck with speed a lot more than he was early on. (NY Post)
Hayes said that early in the season he was holding onto the puck too long but now he is looking to make a quick pass to Hagelin and then create space for himself. Hayes said that it's on him to get Hagelin the puck at the right time. (NY Post)
Hayes adds that they do a lot of talking as well as "trial and error" in practice and during games to find what works best and will make them the most effective. (NY Post)
Hagelin has 7 points in his last 9 games and Hayes has 5 points in his last 6 games.