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Frustrated In New Jersey

from Mike G. Morreale of NHL.com,

Jack Hughes couldn't help but show his frustration during another loss for the winless New Jersey Devils on Monday.

It wasn't supposed to be this way. The Devils (0-4-2) were among the most aggressive teams during the offseason, when they added high-profile players including Hughes, the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, and defenseman P.K. Subban. But with their 6-4 loss to the Florida Panthers at Prudential Center, they have lost their first six games for the first time since starting 0-4-3 in 2013-14. The Devils, who have failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs six of the past seven seasons, are tied with the Ottawa Senators (1-4-0) for last place in the Eastern Conference.

The frustration boiled over a bit Monday when New Jersey failed to hold a 4-1 lead for the second time this season. The Devils led 4-0 in a 5-4 shootout loss against the Winnipeg Jets on Oct. 4.

Hughes slammed his stick on the ice after his deflection in front hit both goal posts with the Devils leading 4-2 at 7:36 of the second period Monday. The 18-year-old center has no points and is minus-4 in six games.


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