5:53PM: USA coach Jeff Blashill said of Hayes and Skjei, "that is the first time that I have ever been around Brady, he's a heck of a defenseman. They are two good pieces and we already had a good core here but they are two good pieces."
Hayes said "it was my first game, I was just trying to get acquainted out there."
Anders Lee of the Islanders said that "Hayzer and Brady stepped in and played a couple of great games."
1:10PM: Brady Skjei and Kevin Hayes played for Team USA in their 6-1 win over Slovakia.
Skjei played 12:56 (4:05 in the first, 4:42 in the second, 4:09 in the third) and had an assist, 2 shots on goal and was a plus four.
Skjei started on the left side and was paired with Charlie McAvoy. (USA)
Hayes had 2 assists, was named the Best Player of the game, 3-1 on faceoffs, 3 shots on goal, a plus three rating and 16:36 (5:07, 5:12, 6:17).
Hayes started on a line at center with his former college teammate Jonny Gaudreau and Nick Bjugstad. (USA)
Rangers assistant GM Chris Drury is part of the management group for Team USA.
Hayes' first assist:
Hayes' second assist: