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
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.
Miller skated with Derek Stepan and Marty St. Louis and then with Brad Richards and Carl Hagelin.
He played 11:34, had two shots that missed the net, 3 hits and one giveaway.
- First Period: 4:22
- Second Period: 2:32
- Third Period: 4:40
Fast played with Brian Boyle and Dominic Moore and had 8:38 of ice time.
He had one shot that missed the net and three hits.
- First Period: 2:53
- Second Period: 3:21
- Third Period: 2:24