Lightning suddenly isn’t such a scoring machine

by Gary Shelton on October 29, 2015 · 1 comment

in general, Tampa Bay Lightning

Killorn reacts after sneaking the puck past Varlamov in the second period./ANDREW J. KRAMER

Killorn reacts after sneaking the puck past Varlamov in the second period./ANDREW J. KRAMER

Thursday, 11:38 p.m.

Think of the weapons, lethal and dangerous.

Think of the skill, fast and fleet.

Think of the past, goals and glory.

Now, think of the goal posts with cobwebs on them. Think of the scoreboard that rarely moves. Think of the sticks that are largely ornamental. Think of a zero in eight of nine quarters and a brief overtime.

Try to comprehend the incredible, maddening slump the Tampa Bay Lightning finds itself in. Three straight losses, a low they never reached last year. One goal in three

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Barry McDowell October 30, 2015 at 3:09 pm

Let’s not forget this team went through the same scoring drought in the playoff finals last year so maybe it’s a deeper problem than just “not getting the bounces.”

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