Lightning failing to score, Unders cashing


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Prior to the puck dropping on the 2015-16 NHL season, the Tampa Bay Lightning were one of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup. Fourteen games into the season, however, and many are wondering what is going wrong with the Bolts.

Tampa Bay is 6-6-2 with 14 points – good for seventh in the Eastern Conference – but heads into Thursday’s meeting with the Buffalo Sabres with just one win its last six games, including a 2-1 loss at the Detroit Red Wings its last time out.

The main reason is simple: a lack of goals. The Bolts have tallied just seven goals in those six games, with four of those coming in a 4-3 win at the Carolina Hurricanes on Nov. 1. The Under has been profitable with the Lightning failing to light the lamp, going 6-1 in those games.

The Lightning will be happy to see the Buffalo Sabres at the other end of the ice Thursday. Tampa has beaten the Sabres twice so far this season and is presently -160 for Thursday’s meeting in Buffalo.

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