The New Jersey Devils have strung along a handful of wins here and are beginning to look like themselves.
In a funny moment during Wednesday night’s game, Jack Hughes and brother, Luke, collided on the ice. Thankfully, both were okay.
Before getting to the locker room, he said he hopes that never happens again “for the next 10 years.”
"I hope we don't do that again for the next ten years" 😅
Jack Hughes on colliding with his brother Luke earlier in the game. pic.twitter.com/wPN3ha2vvw
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) December 14, 2023
In the locker room, he was done talking about it.
I asked Jack about his collision with Luke.
— James Nichols (@JamesNicholsNHL) December 14, 2023
Jack’s been operating under a business mindset. He’s determined to make sure the Devils remain on track after collecting four wins in New Jersey’s last five games. He’s past the moment and looking forward to his next tilt with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. It’s admirable, and what the Devils need to continue their upward trajectory.
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