New Jersey Devils Get Lucky, Ramo's Huge Mistake

chris saccoContributor IApril 4, 2009

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 03: Karri Ramo #31 of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes the stop on Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils on April 3, 2009 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Lightning 5-4 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

On a night when the organization congratulated Brodeur on his new record, and presented him with a silver goalie stick, which should have been silver pacifiers for the team, the Devils came out with an OT win.

After getting spanked by the Pittsburgh Penguins on April 1, losing for a sixth straight game, and crying all the way, the Devils barely pull off a win against the Lightning.

The Lightning came out strong and scored two goals before the Devils mounted an attack. Keeping the Devils on the ropes until Ramo decided, for some reason, to throw his goalie stick at the puck.

This was just the luck the Devils needed to get going. Not being able to get things going on their own, they needed help from the opposing team.

Awarding a penalty shot to the Devils, Brendan Shannahan beat Karri Ramo putting the Devils on the board and making it a 2-1 game.

Not that the loss was entirely Ramo's fault. He was amazing to say the least. Once again, Brodeur was outplayed by the opposing goalie, yet came out with the win. Facing a whole ten shots, Marty allowed three goals after replacing Kevin Weekes, who was injured in the first.

In this game, just like the six games before, the Devils were crying about calls, interfering with the goalie, and just being the clowns that they are. With the exception of Jay Pandolfo, who is actually a stand up guy.

Seeing the Devils celebrate this win was pretty ridiculous. They celebrated breaking their losing streak because they beat one of the worst teams in the league. The Tampa Bay Lightning are in 14th place in the eastern conference, and 28th place in the league.

The Devils, who are in third place in the conference, had to win the game in overtime. And it was because of a horrible line change by the Lightning that allowed the Devils to get the scoring chance they did.

So because of two unbelievably bad mistakes by the Lightning, the Devils were able to score two goals and get their offense going.

These guys were celebrating like they just parted the Red Sea. I don't think just getting by the 28th place team is reason for happiness. They should be concerned with being troubled by the 28th place team. And even more concerned that Marty is still giving up bad goals.

It was more like the Lightning beat themselves rather than being beaten by the Devils.

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