The Devils started fast, taking advantage of a team playing its first game after the holiday break, and rebounded after some adversity in the second period and again at the end of the game to defeat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 in overtime on Sunday.
Jack Hughes scored 54 seconds into overtime to score the deciding goal. On the breakaway, Hughes used his speed to create separation between himself and the defender.
Video: POST GAME | Hughes Scores OT Winner Vs Sens
"I wasn't really thinking of a move. I had to move up the ice really fast and that was my only play, chip it far side," said Hughes afrter the game, adding that it was an important victory for the morale of the locker room considering how strong the team's been playing as of late.
"It was exciting. That's a win we needed. We're trying to climb in the standings here," he continued. "We have more belief in our locker room. The team's playing better for sure. We're hungry for points right now."
Video: Hughes buries OT winner to lift Devils to victory