Jack Hughes is dissatisfied in his efforts as the Devils trail the Rangers 2-0.

The Battle of the Hudson has just seen two games, and the New York Rangers are completely in control.

With a 5-1 victory against the New Jersey Devils in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference first-round game on Thursday night, the New York Rangers grabbed a 2-0 series lead over their adversaries.

"There is frustration, of course. You know how we just lost our second game in a row? stated Devils star Jack Hughes.

The fact that we aren't performing to our standards is currently biting us in the rear.

The Rangers scored twice while having the man advantage for the second straight game, feasting once more on the power play.

The four power-play goals for New York have all been scored by Rangers forward Chris Kreider.

Through the first two games, the Devils have been 1-for-8 on the power play, scoring just once in game two when they had the man advantage.

"Special teams, I think that's pretty much the story of this game," said forward Timo Meier, the prominent trade deadline acquisition by the Devils who has yet to register a point in the series.