Friday, December 21, 2007

Game Recap: TB 2 -TOR 1

Ramo gets his first NHL start and win, and the bolts win for just the 2nd time in 7 games as they beat Toronto 2-1 Thursday night. Ramo had 31 saves on 32 shots,, and the Bolts got goals from Jason Ward and Vinny Lecavalier. "Just to get a win, it definitely feels good," Lecavalier said.

I'm not sure what was louder, the cheer for the announcement of Marc Denis being scratched, or the cheer for the introduction of Ramo. It was a great night, there was a buzz in the air, and the kid did not disappoint. He made all the saves he was supposed to, came up with some big stops to keep the Bolts in the game, and the lone goal was a deflection that was just out of his reach. It was a great debut for Ramo, I hope he can do it again Saturday against the Canes.

"He obviously gave us a chance to win," Tampa Bay assistant coach Mike Sullivan said. "I thought he made key big saves at some critical times. To have success in this league, you have to get timely saves, and I thought he did that for us."

"He made some good saves when we needed it," Ward said. "I think we played well defensively as a unit to help him out. We needed a win, and no matter how we got it, it didn't matter."

"We were really desperate for a win," Ramo said. "Everybody was so pumped up to win this game."

Full recap from TSN

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