New Jersey Devils (2-4-2 6pts) vs Vancouver Canucks (4-3-0 8pts)
This afternoon, the New Jersey Devils welcome the Vancouver Canucks to the Garden State for an afternoon matinee matchup. This is also a matchup between two brothers in Jack and Quinn Hughes. Each brother was a top 10 pick in the last two NHL entry drafts. Jack Hughes of the Devils went number one overall in this years draft, while brother Quinn Hughes went number seven overall to the Vancouver Canucks in 2018. It would be the younger brother in Jack ￼Hughes who would score his first goal in the NHL and get his team on the board first on the power play. Taylor Hall would feed Hughes the puck towards the right circle who would then fire the puck into the back of the net. That would be the only goal of the period as the Devils would lead 1-0 over the Canucks.
The second and third periods proved to be underwhelming as each team had very little chances offensively and when each had them, neither could convert. Jack Hughes’ 1st NHL goal would stand to be the only goal of the game and the game winning goal as well. MacKenzie Blackwood would make 24 saves as he earns the shutout and victory. New Jersey has now won two games in a row since their 0-4-2 start to the season. The Devils get some upcoming time off until they play they next Arizona Coyotes at home next Friday. Final score of today’s game would be 1-0.
New Jersey Devils
Final Stats NJ-1 VAN-0
Shots: 24 25
Hits: 12 13
PP: 1/4 0/7
Faceoffs: 33.8% 66.2%