MACKENZIE SKAPSKI NEWS

Henrik Lundqvist is ready to go, and he’s so dreamy

In case you missed it, Mackenzie Skapski was returned to the Hartford Wolf Pack yesterday. That means one and only one thing: Henrik Lundqvist is ready to go. After six long weeks without that glorious hair and perfect charisma, The King is ready to go. If your memory serves you, Lundqvist is the best goalie Read more → The post Henrik Lundqvist is ready to go, and he’s so dreamy...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers return Mackenzie Skapski to Hartford

The New York Rangers have returned goaltender Mackenzie Skapski to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL. Skapski was called up in February to be the backup to Cam Talbot while Henrik Lundqvist was injured. Skapski played two games, both against the Buffalo Sabres, allowing one goal and recording a shutout. This means Lundqvist is Read more → The post Rangers return Mackenzie Skapski...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Skapski Heading To Hartford

Lundqvist will dress (if not play?) Thursday night in Ottawa. Skapski returning to AHL today. Recall up front a possibility next few days. — Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) March 25, 2015 So ends the fairy tale (for now) of Mackenzie Skapski, whose smiles and hand waves from the Ranger bench caught New York City by storm over the last two months.  The experience Skapski has had...
Via NY Rangers Blog
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Skapski gets first shutout, Rangers blank Sabres

There is no goal breakdown or recap from last night, sorry folks. I’m in Disney, and everyone else had weddings, birthdays, and work related activities that prevented them from watching the game. Mackenzie Skapski stopped all 20 shots he faced en route to his first shutout of his career. Keith Yandle scored his first goal Read more → The post Skapski gets first shutout, Rangers...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers 2, Buffalo 0

The New York Rangers (43-17-7) defeated the Buffalo Sabres (19-43-6) by a score of 2-0. For a box score, click here. Stop me if you heard this one before. ‘A Mackenzie Skapski shutout in mid March put the Rangers on top on the NHL standings.’ Even a time traveler wouldn’t believe that back in October. The Rangers’ magic number to clinch a playoff spot goes down to 11. Skapski’s...
Via NY Rangers Blog
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Yandle scores winner, Skapski gets shutout as Rangers blank Sabres

  Keith Yandle's third-period goal helped lift the New York Rangers to a 2-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. Martin St. Louis added an empty-net goal and Mackenzie Skapski made 20 saves for his first career NHL shutout. It was just Skapski's second NHL win, and both milestones came this season against Buffalo. After killing off a penalty, the Rangers broke the scoreless...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Yandle helps lift Rangers past Sabres 2-0

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Keith Yandle's third-period goal helped lift the New York Rangers to a 2-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. Martin St. Louis added an empty-net goal and Mackenzie Skapski made 20 saves for his first career NHL shutout. It was just Skapski's second NHL win, and both milestones came this season against Buffalo. The goal was Yandle's first since being...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Gameday Thread: Rangers @ Buffalo

The New York Rangers (42-17-7) take on the Buffalo Sabres (19-42-6) at the First Niagara Center tonight starting at 7 PM. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Brassard-Zuccarello Kreider-Stepan- St.Louis Hagelin-Hayes-Miller Glass-Moore-Fast McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Boyle Yandle-Hunwick Goalie match-up:  Mackenzie...
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers-Sabres Preview

Cam Talbot has often carried the short-handed New York Rangers - who suffered another key injury this week - but he's expected to get some well-deserved rest Saturday night. Mackenzie Skapski will try to keep the Rangers rolling in his second NHL start with another strong effort against the lowly Buffalo Sabres. Talbot has started all but one game since New York (42-17-7) lost top...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers 3, Buffalo 1

The New York Rangers (35-16-6) defeated the Buffalo Sabres (17-38-4) by a score of 3-1. For a box score, click here. Congrats are in order to Mackenzie Skapski on his first NHL win and what probably should’ve been his first NHL shutout if not for some shoddy defense in front of him to start the game. Nonetheless, Skapski was fairly solid in net in extremely limited work as the...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers dominate Sabres in another laugher

This post title should seem familiar, as the New York Rangers dominated the Buffalo Sabres in another laugher, this time by a score of 3-1. The Sabres actually jumped out to an early lead, as the first shot MacKenzie Skapski faced was from the slot from a wide open Matt Moulson, and there wasn’t much Read more → The post Rangers dominate Sabres in another laugher appeared first...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Nash has goal, assist in Rangers' 3-1 win over Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Rick Nash had a goal and assist, and Mackenzie Skapski stopped 24 shots in his NHL debut in the New York Rangers' 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night. Carl Hagelin, on a breakaway, and Mats Zuccarello also scored for New York. The Rangers improved to 8-1-2 in their past 11, defeated Buffalo for the sixth straight time, and extended their road winning...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers-Sabres Preview

The New York Rangers have used Cam Talbot exclusively since Henrik Lundqvist was injured, but that may be about to change. The Rangers could start MacKenzie Skapski in his NHL debut Friday night as they look to make it six consecutive wins against the league-worst Buffalo Sabres. New York (34-16-6) is 5-1-2 since Lundqvist was put on injured reserve with a neck injury, and Talbot...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers 5, Toronto 4

The New York Rangers (31-16-5) defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs (23-28-4) by a score of 5-4. For a box score, click here. I’m trying to keep my “two points is two points” mantra going here, but all tonight’s win did was leave us with more questions than answers. The Rangers, despite badly outshooting the Maple Leafs for large portions of this one, let a team who is probably...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Henrik Lundqvist injury update: Day-to-day

After giving everyone a big scare yesterday, the New York Rangers have announced that Henrik Lundqvist’s injury is not overly serious, and he is day-to-day. Hank was a last minute scratch last night, prompting the Rangers to recall MacKenzie Skapski to serve as backup for Cam Talbot. Lundqvist will likely miss the weekend’s games against Read more → The post Henrik Lundqvist...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers 3, Boston 2

The New York Rangers (30-15-4) defeated the Boston Bruins (27-17-7) by a score of 3-2. For a box score, click here. Pretty big win right there. The Rangers elevated their game for this one, in light of the spot start by Cam Talbot who was sensational when he needed to be.  We all know that Talbot would only carry the Rangers so far in the event of a long term injury to Henrik Lundqvist...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Gameday Thread: Rangers vs. Boston; Lundqvist Out, Skapski Recalled

The New York Rangers (29-15-4) take on the Boston Bruins (27-16-7) at MSG tonight starting at 8 PM. For a preview, click here. TV: NBCSN Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Stepan-St.Louis Kreider-Hayes-Zuccarello Hagelin-Brassard-Fast Glass-D.Moore-Stempniak McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Boyle Moore-Klein Goalie match-up:  Cam Talbot – 4-4-1, 2.15...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Henrik Lundqvist unavailable, MacKenzie Skapski recalled

In some “uh oh” news, Henrik Lundqvist is unavailable tonight, and is being checked out for something “throat related.” MacKenzie Skapski has been recalled to serve as the backup tonight against the Boston Bruins. Cam Talbot will get the start. If you want to panic, feel free to in the comments. The post Henrik Lundqvist unavailable, MacKenzie Skapski recalled appeared first...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates Get Past Wolf Pack, 3-1

Portland, ME, December 31, 2014 – A second-period power-play goal by Brendan Shinnimin stood up as the game-winner Wednesday night at the Cross Insurance Arena, in a 3-1 victory by the Portland Pirates over the Hartford Wolf Pack. Chris Bourque scored the only Wolf Pack goal, increasing his team-leading total to 13, and Mackenzie Skapski made 27 saves, but Eric Selleck also...
Via Sox and Dawgs
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolf Pack Get Past Pirates, 3-1

By Zack Grenier Hartford, CT, December 27, 2014 – Shawn O’Donnell had a goal and an assist, and Mackenzie Skapski made 26 saves, Saturday night at the XL Center, as the Hartford Wolf Pack defeated the Portland Pirates by a score of 3-1. O’Donnell’s two-point game was the first multiple-point effort of his AHL career, and the Wolf Pack also got goals from Joey Crabb and Mat...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolf Pack Take Down the Senators, 4-2

By Zack Grenier Hartford, CT, December 7, 2014 – The Hartford Wolf Pack defeated the Binghamton Senators 4-2 Sunday afternoon at the XL Center, to complete a three-game weekend. Hartford’s Danny Kristo led the way with two goals, and Chris Bourque had a goal and two assists.  Mackenzie Skapski stopped 45 of the 47 shots that he faced. Binghamton was led by Cole Schneider, a...
Via Sox and Dawgs
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Admirals Shutout Wolf Pack, 2-0

By Zachary Grenier Hartford, CT, November 28, 2014 – The Hartford Wolf Pack were shut down by Yann Davis and the Norfolk Admirals Friday night at the XL Center and lost, 2-0. Leading the way for Norfolk were Louis Leblanc and Max Friberg, who had a goal and an assist each.  William Karlsson also had an assist.  Yann Davis stopped all of the 35 Hartford shots for the Admirals...
Via Sox and Dawgs
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolf Pack Beat Sound Tigers 2-1 In OT

Hartford, CT, November 22, 2014 – In a physical game at the XL Center Saturday night, Mat Bodie’s three-on-three goal with 60 seconds left in overtime gave the Hartford Wolf Pack a 2-1 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The victory snapped a five-game losing streak (0-4-1-0) for the Wolf Pack, who also got a goal and an assist from Chris Bourque, and 17 saves from Mackenzie...
Via Sox and Dawgs
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Monarchs Slip Past Wolf Pack in OT, 4-3

By Zachary Grenier Hartford, CT, November 16, 2014 – The Hartford Wolf Pack suffered a heartbreaking overtime loss at home Sunday afternoon against the Manchester Monarchs, 4-3.  The loss was the third in a row (0-2-1-0) for the Wolf Pack, and gave the Monarchs their fifth consecutive win. Hartford drew first blood when Chris Bourque ripped a one-timer, off of a Tomas Kaberle...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Sound Tigers Sweep Home-and-Home With Wolf Pack in 5-2 Win

Bridgeport, CT, November 15, 2014 – Defenseman Ryan Pulock scored a pair of power-play goals Saturday night at the Webster Bank Arena, to lead the Bridgeport Sound Tigers to a 5-2 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack and a sweep of a home-and-home series between the AHL’s two Connecticut teams. In the first meeting between the two clubs, Friday night in Hartford, the Sound Tigers...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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