Devils cursed?

April, 18, 2013
4/18/13
12:28
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With a mind-boggling 10-game losing streak and the inability to buy a goal, the Devils have to be wondering: Are we cursed?

After all, veteran goaltender Martin Brodeur is stuck on career win No. 666 and hasn't been able to make the number budge since earning that fateful victory back on March 23.

"Now it looks like that, huh?" Brodeur said following the Devils' 2-0 loss in Toronto to the Maple Leafs, according to the Newark Star-Ledger. "We have to break through that curse, I guess."

New Jersey's current skid, 0-6-4 in the last 10 games, is the team's longest losing (technically, winless) streak since the 1983 season and it's threatening to bury the reigning Eastern Conference champions' playoff hopes.

Once atop the Eastern Conference earlier this season, the Devils now find themselves in 12th place, trailing the eighth-place Rangers by six points with six games to play (again, all these No. 6's!).

The Devils are not mathematically eliminated yet, but their playoff hopes look awfully dim. They travel to Philly to face the Flyers tonight before returning home vs. the Panthers on Saturday.

They wrap up the weekend with a home match against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.
Katie Strang covers the NHL for ESPN.com. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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