The Montreal Canadiens were in for a dogfight when they faced the New Jersey Devils. Not only did they have to deal with Tyler Toffoli seeking revenge against his former squad. Jack Hughes also went out blazing on the ice. NHL history was made not just because of the win but because Hughes reached territories that only Pittsburgh Penguins legend Mario Lemieux reached.

If Devils fans think Tyler Toffoli's hat trick against the Canadiens was impressive, they should give better recognition to Jack Hughes. He became the first player to notch at least 14 points in a team's first five games. This feat has not been replicated in over three decades. The last person to have ever done so was Mario Lemieux. The Penguins legend managed to pull off the feat in the 1992-93 season which got him to 17 points, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Hughes entered the game tied for third in the NHL's scoring title record. The Devils' center got a huge boost from his teammates who also had the hot hand and sticks for scoring. He finished the game with four assists to help his case in the race for the league's best scorer. Toffoli was one of the main beneficiaries of Hughes' amazing passing and vision. His tiebreaking goal was mailed to him directly by Hughes.

Entering their showdown against the Washington Capitals, the Devils' alternate captain has four goals and nine assists. Will he be able to continue his hot streak amid a tough challenge and long season ahead of him?