The slumping Toronto Maple Leafs haven't been able to get things together over the last two weeks.
The Tampa Bay Lightning, meanwhile, are starting to pick up steam.
The Maple Leafs try to snap a season-worst five-game losing streak Wednesday night when they host the Lightning, who continue to play without captain Vincent Lecavalier.
After allowing an average of just 2.5 goals in opening 15-9-0, Toronto (15-12-2) has surrendered a combined 20 during an 0-3-2 skid. While Joffrey Lupul scored twice in his first game back since missing 25 due to a forearm injury, the Maple Leafs came up short again Saturday in a 5-4 shootout loss to Winnipeg.
"I think we just have to take responsibility and look at ourselves in the mirror and say, 'This can't be happening to this hockey club,'" said coach Randy Carlyle, whose team erased a three-goal deficit to send the game into overtime.
"We hit three posts in the shootout, that's just the way it's going ri...