Devils star named 2nd star of the week
New Jersey Devils center Jach Hughes was named the NHL’s second star of the week after scoring eight points in three games; the price covers the games until January 2.
Hughes, 20, scored three goals and had five assists while helping the Devils start the post-holiday break with a three-game winning streak.
Hughes, the 2019 No. 1 overall pick, started his week scoring one goal and fielding two more in a 4-3 win at Buffalo on December 29.
In a New Years showdown with the Edmonton Oilers and star Conor McDavid (another NHL top pick), Hughes was the Shining Star, scoring two goals, including the overtime winner as well as an assist in the Devils 6-5 win. Hughes scored the game’s first power-play goal and completed it by scoring the game-winning goal in overtime, his second overtime winner this season.
Hughes ended his week with two assists in another overtime victory, 4-3, in Washington on January 2. Hughes was featured in the game again. He set up the first goal (Yegor Sharangovich) then set up the captain Nico hischier for the winner of overtime to seal the victory.
Hughes has eight goals and 16 points in 16 games this season. The Devils currently sit seventh in the NHL Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division.
The NHL’s first star of the week was Jordan Kyrou of the St. Louis Blues and the third star was Johathan Huberdeau of the Florida Panthers.
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