Stats: The players who came into the lineup last night

Raphael DiazJesper Fast, JT Miller and Raphael Diaz all entered the Rangers lineup last night and replaced Dan Carcillo, Derek Dorsett and John Moore.

Alain Vigneault said on MSG after the game that he didn’t want to go into all the reasons why he made the changes but having fresh legs was part of it.


Diaz was paired with Kevin Klein and played 19:30, with 6:18 coming on the PP. He took six shots on goal and had three of his attempts blocked. Diaz also had one hit and one blocked shot.

  • First Period:  6:01
  • Second Period: 7:07
  • Third Period:  6:22

He played mostly against Matt Miskanen, Olli Maatta, Brandon Sutter, James Neal, Beau Bennett and Jussi Jokinen.

At 5 on 5, Diaz was on the ice for 13 shots for, 6 against and 7 shots on goal for and 1 against.

Dave Maloney and EJ Hradek said on MSG that they felt Diaz brought some new life to the power play.

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Read: Jesper Fast is impressing/plays physical

FastIn his second game with the Rangers since being called back up, Jesper Fast played 12 minutes, had two shot attempts that missed the net and five hits.

Fast played:

  • First Period: 3:32
  • Second Period: 4:11
  • Third Period: 4:17

Fast was on the ice for (5 on 5) 14 shot attempts for and only 2 against, and 6 shots on goal for and 2 against. (ES)

He started 40% of his shifts in the neutral zone, 40% in the offensive zone and 20% in the neutral zone. (ES)

Joe Micheletti was asked after the game about Fast and said, “I like him, I really like him. I liked him in camp and at the start. You watch him play, very intelligent player. He isn’t that big but he hits, he lead all Rangers with 5 hits. He wants to handle the puck, he has no fear with how he plays. These Swedish kids know how to play the game.”

Alain Vigneault said after the game, “he has played well. Very smart player and goes on the ice and plays to his strength. He is more physical than people think and plays the body every opportunity. He will be a help.”

It’s been noted before that Fast plays a bit of a physical game.

Jesper Fast

Stats: Jesper Fast’s return to the Rangers lineup

In his return to the Rangers lineup, after being called up on Monday, Jesper Fast played 13:54, had 1 shot on goal, 1 shot blocked, 3 hit and 1 blocked shot.

Fast played:

  • First Period: 4:02
  • Second Period: 5:47
  • Third Period: 4:05

At 5 on 5, Fast was on the ice for 12 shot attempts for and 12 against with 8 shots on goal for and 6 against. (ES)

Fast started 30% of his shifts in the offensive zone, 40% in the neutral zone and 30% in the defensive zone. (ES)

Alain Vigneault said after the game that Fast got better as the game went on and, as he remembered, was a dependable player who is going through the process of becoming a pro. Vigneault added, “he was good tonight.”

After being called up, Vigneault said what he likes about Fast is “his hockey sense and his speed. His sense permits him to play at both ends of the rink and unfortunately when we sent him back he hurt himself and that high ankle sprain takes a lot of time to get your rhythm again. For the past month I have been told on a regular basis he has been playing well and last night I guess he was the best player on the ice.”

Dave Maloney said that Fast fit in perfectly with the Rangers on Tuesday.

Read: What Jesper Fast was saying today

FastEarlier today the Rangers called up Jesper Fast and Fast said today that he has gotten a lot more experience on smaller ice and the eight games to start the season in the NHL has helped him a lot. (Ranger Rants)

Fast said that he is more comfortable and knows what to expect in the NHL now. (Ranger Rants)

He spoke with the Rangers website and said:

  • On being called up, “I was very happy to hear it and it’s a great opportunity and I hope I can take advantage of it.”

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Stats/watch: Wolf Pack win 3-2 (Jesper Fast (2) scores)

The Wolf Pack beat Norfolk 3-2 yesterday:

  • Chris McCarthy: 1 shot
  • Conor Allen: nothing on scoresheet
  • Dylan McIlrath: plus one, 1 shot
  • Ryan Bourque: 1 goal, 1 assist, plus 2, 6 shots
  • JT Miller: 1 assist, 3 shots, high sticking and hooking penalty
  • Marek Hrivik: plus 2, 1 shot, interference penalty
  • Oscar Lindberg: nothing on scoresheet
  • Jesper Fast: 2 goals, 1 assist, plus 2, 3 shots
  • Danny Kristo: 2 shots

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Stats/Watch: Wolf Pack win 4-3 (JT Miller and Jesper Fast Score)

The Wolf Pack beat the Albany Devils 4-3 last night:

  • Conor Allen: 2 assists, plus one, 1 shot, slashing penalty
  • Dylan McIlrath: minus one, 2 shots
  • Ryan Bourque: 1 goal, 2 assists, plus 4, 3 shots
  • JT Miller: 1 goal, 3 assists, plus 4, 1 shot
  • Marek Hrivik: nothing on scoresheet
  • Oscar Lindberg: 2 shots
  • Jesper Fast: 1 goal, plus 3, 1 shot
  • Danny Kristo: 1 shot

Highlights below

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Stats/Watch: Wolf Pack Win 6-2 (JT Miller, Danny Kristo and Jesper Fast score)

The Wolf Pack won 6-2 last night against Springfield:

  • Conor Allen: 2 shots
  • Dylan McIlrath: 1 assist, plus two, 1 shot, high sticking penalty
  • Ryan Bourque: plus one, 3 shots, interference penalty
  • JT Miller: 1 goal, 2 assists, plus one, 4 shots
  • Marek Hrivik: 2 assist, plus two, 4 shots
  • Oscar Lindberg: 3 shots
  • Jesper Fast: 1 goal, 2 assists, plus one, 2 shots
  • Danny Kristo: 1 goal, 2 shots

Highlights below

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Read: Jesper Fast so far in Hartford

Jesper FastJesper Fast has 9 goals and 9 assists this season for the Wolf Pack in 24 games.

After starting the season with the Rangers, Fast was sent down and suffered a high ankle sprain in his third game with the Wolf Pack. He would miss 14 games. (Wolf Pack)

Bob Crawford, the Wolf Pack broadcaster, says that Fast scores most of his goals from around the net and Fast agreed saying that if you want to score goals you need to be around the net.

By month, Fast has scored:

  • October (1 game): 2 assists
  • November (2 games): 0 points
  • December (5): 2 goals, 2 assists
  • January (12 games): 7 goals and 3 assists
  • February (4 games): 2 assists

Wolf Pack coach Ken Gernander said that Fast is someone who makes his linemates better, does little things on the ice and has “real good” hockey sense. (Wolf Pack)

JT Miller says that Fast is a player with a lot of upside, plays bigger than he is and is physical on the ice. (Wolf Pack)

Fast said that there are more battles on the ice in North America and that kind of style suits his game.

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