We’re all excellent athletes from our seats at the arena. We have a view of the game that the men on the ice don’t. We don’t know the effort or struggles taking place on their level. This disclaimer is included because tonight’s 2-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres was one of the most frustrating losses as a fan. The Sabres came in on a 4 game losing streak. The Lightning had a chance to gain ground in the division as the Carolina Hurricanes lost to the Capitals tonight.
Instead it was more of the same. Turn overs. Careless mistakes with the puck. Hitting the crossbar. Missing open nets. Couple that with Ryan Miller being pretty damn solid and the game ended the way quite a few of them have recently. There were a lot of quality chances, but the puck didn’t get in the net. The Lightning played hard, you could tell they were trying but miscues continue to haunt them.