There’s putting the team on your back, and then there’s doing what Jack Hughes did for the New Jersey Devils on Friday Night.
The superstar skater logged a mind-numbing 6:02 shift to end the game for the Devils, as the Metropolitan Division’s top team battled from behind to no avail against the New York Islanders.
Hughes’ remarkable shift set an NHL record dating back to 2007-08, though it wouldn’t be enough to prevent the Devils second regulation loss in 21 games.
The 21-year-old’s entire third period was one for the ages, as he battled furiously to keep his team in it. After scoring a goal at the 13:39 mark of the period, Hughes briefly stepped off the ice for his final breather of the game, before embarking on his record breaking shift.
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