In the past two games, the line of Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad and Jesper Fast has tallied six goals and six assists and that trio has scored six of he seven Ranger goals in that time. (NYR Game Notes)
Alain Vigneault said that he felt Kreider and Zibanejad were playing some of their best hockey of the year right now and that since he put Fast on that line, the trio has been the Rangers best at 5 on 5.
He noted that those three players have gone up against some of the other team's top players and done a "real good job for us."
Vigneault said, "anyone I put Quickie with, that line plays the right way and real hard. It's probably his work ethic and energy rubbing off on people."
Mika Zibanejad said that Fast has been a "great addition" to the Kreider/Zibanejad duo and that he works hard, adapts to how they want to play and it's been "working so far." (NYR)
Fast has points in five straight games, Zibanejad has 11 points in his last 8 games and Kreider has 7 points in the last four games.