2:02PM: Alain Vigneault was asked about Fast today and said, "he is just playing his game and that is why we have a lot of faith and trust with what he will do with and without the puck. His hockey IQ is real strong and he knows what to do when he has the puck, those high percentage plays that you need to make and the good plays that he needs to make when he doesn't have it. When Zuccy went down last year in that last game against Pitt, he is the guy that we brought up and put with Kreids and Step and he did a great job for us. The whole team, his teammates have a lot of trust and faith in him." (NHL)
On Fast as a top-six forward, "he is a top-nine forward and if someone in the top-six isn't doing it, he can move up and do it for you. His hockey smarts permits him to do it." (NHL)
8:30AM: Jesper Fast had the primary assist on Keith Yandle's tying goal in the third period and has four assists in the last four games.