"They're a fast team," Skinner said. "They can move the puck well. I think we were a little bit on our heels. It seemed like they sort of controlled the pace of the play."
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"It taught me about the travel, that's for sure," Skinner said with a laugh. "Being on the road for that long ... can be a bit of a grind, but it's also a good way to get adjusted to the pro game."
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