6:44PM: Dave Maloney said on MSG, “He has given himself the best chance to be the best goalie he can be as a 20 year old. There will be some nerves, this is a long stretch from the East coast league to the American league to the NHL . Very inquisitive, asked the coaches about how to get to the NHL. He is physically a lot like Talbot, long, lean and competes. ”
6:32PM: Alain Vigneault said before the game, “We’ve played a lot of hockey lately and we’re playing back to back and after talking to Benoit and the Assistant GMs who know him well from Hartford…we just felt it was the right thing to do.” (MSG)
5:02PM: Mackenzie Skapski will make his NHL debut tonight against the Buffalo Sabres. (Giannone)
Skapski, 20, was 12-7-3 with a 2.38 GAA and .914 save percentage in Hartford.
For more on Skapski, click HERE.
Joe Micheletti said on MSG last night that Skapski has settled in after being nervous the first few days.