Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko went head-to-head on Thursday night for the first time since the duo was selected first and second, respectively, in this year's NHL Draft.
With the Devils already up 2-1 in the second period, Hughes recorded his first NHL point. with under eight minutes to play in the period, Matt Tennyson wristed a shot from the point. The shot deflected off of Hughes' stick, then bounced off Miles Wood's backside and into net past Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev.
Wood was credited with the goal, but Hughes picked up his first career NHL point on the play.
The Devils would go on to win 5-2, securing their first win of the season.
Hughes recorded his one assist in 13:17 of ice time, with two shots on net.
Meanwhile, Kakko was held without a point and was a -1 in 16:13 of ice time. The second overall pick did record two shots on goal.