After ugly outing against Canucks, Bolts lament woeful power play

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The Tampa Bay Lightning had 10 power play opportunities against Vancouver on Tuesday night.

Ten!

Yet they only managed to score once — wasting five man advantages in the third period alone — and, when all was said and done, found themselves with the league’s seventh-worst PP, at 16.8 percent.

“It’s obviously not good enough,” Lightning forward Ryan Callahan said, per the club’s website. “It’s not where it needs to be.

“I mean, 1-for-10 is not even close to where it needs to be.”

The Lightning’s inability to score with the man advantage has been a problem all year long. The team opened the year 1-for-15 and, in the month of November, went six-for-41 (14.6 percent).

The worst part about last night’s effort is that it came at a time where things looked to be coming around.

On Sunday, the Bolts scored two power play goals against Ottawa, and enjoyed a nice streak in early December where they had PPGs in four of their first five games.

Failing to convert against a tired Vancouver team at the end of a six-game trip left the Lightning in a foul mood.

“It’s tough,” captain Steven Stamkos said. “[Special teams] are costing us games this year, so we have to take responsibility as players.

“There are no excuses.”