NEW YORK - Steve Mason has earned a pretty tough assignment for the NHL's YoungStars Game.
He'll be in goal for the rookie team against a sophomore squad that has plenty of scoring talent.
The YoungStars Game should be a wide-open affair, making the job tough for Mason and sophomore goalie Erik Ersberg.
This will be the sixth YoungStars Game, but the first using the rookie-sophomore format.
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