New Jersey Devils' Jack Hughes, center, celebrates with teammate Sami Vatanen, left, after scoring his first career NHL goal during the first period of a hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Hughes scores 1st NHL goal in Devils' 1-0 win over Canucks

October 19, 2019 - 3:17 pm

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jack Hughes scored his first career goal in his first NHL game against his older brother Quinn Hughes, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 on Saturday.

Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 25 shots in his third career shutout, sending New Jersey to its second straight victory after starting the season with six straight losses.

Jack Hughes, 18, played in his eighth NHL game after he was selected by New Jersey with the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft. Quinn Hughes was a first-round selection by Vancouver in 2018.

There were approximately 80 Hughes family members and friends on hand for their first NHL matchup.

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