A lack of production has plagued the Buffalo Sabres during the worst three-game start in club history.
Eager to improve offensively, the Sabres try again for that elusive first victory Tuesday night against the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning.
After Buffalo (0-3-0) tied for 22nd with an average of 2.46 goals per game last season, it's been outscored 7-2 through the first week of 2013-14. Veteran Thomas Vanek and 19-year-old Zemgus Girgensons have scored for the Sabres, who hoped the early sledding wouldn't be this rough even with three teenagers and five rookies in the lineup.
The Sabres haven't gone this long without a win to start a season since beginning 0-5-0 with two ties in 1999-2000.
"We're going to have to figure it out real quick because these losses are piling up," forward Cody Hodgson told the Sabres' official website.
Buffalo's two goals match the inaugural 1970-71 team for the fewest over the first three games. The Sabres opened with a 2-1 victory that season, but sco...