Devils fan scores free season tickets for meeting sad retweet goal set by team

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A New Jersey Devils fan scored free season tickets on Tuesday night through the use of Twitter, but the task wasn't as challenging as you might expect.

The Devils used the formula listed above, adding up the teams' five retired numbers, then multiplying the sum by 35 for the team's 35th season in order for Donnelly to obtain a 5-game pack. Then, multiplying that total by three for the amount of Stanley Cups the Devils have won, they came to the magical number of 9,450 for the amount of retweets Donnelly needed for season tickets.

Considering the example of when the fast-food chain Wendy's demanded 18 million retweets in order for a teenager to have free chicken nuggets for a year, 9,450 seems embarrassingly low.

With the help of Taylor Hall and Dart Guy, Donnelly was able to shatter the number of retweets within eight hours.

The Devils averaged just 14,567 fans per game last season - the fourth-lowest total in the league - so it appears they'll do just about anything to fill their seats.