Series (Game 2 of 4)

Toronto leads 4-0

Game 1: Wednesday, November 1st
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Game 2: Tuesday, December 12th
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Game 3: Tuesday, January 16th
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Game 4: Tuesday, March 13th
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Lightning 4

(14-15-2, 30 pts)

Maple Leafs 5

(14-13-5, 33 pts)

Coverage: TSN

7:30 PM ET, December 12, 2006

Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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TB 2 1 14
TOR 1 2 25

C. Kilger (Maple Leafs - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

A. Raycroft (Maple Leafs - G): Saves: 16, Save Pct.: .941

V. Lecavalier (Lightning - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 2

Tampa Bay (14-14-2) at Toronto (13-13-5) 7:30 pm EST

Tampa Bay (14-14-2) at Toronto (13-13-5) 7:30 pm EST

TORONTO (Ticker) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs are in a horrendous slump and it is no secret why.

Toronto, which tries to snap its seven-game losing streak against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday, has had a lot of trouble scoring goals.

The Leafs have only scored nine goals in their last seven games, which is obviously the heart of their current problems. Toronto was held to a single goal in its latest loss, a 5-1 defeat in Detroit on Saturday.

Defenseman Bryan McCabe scored the only Toronto goal on the power play. Starting netminder Andrew Raycroft was pulled after yielding four goals on 22 shots. He was replaced by Jean-Sebastien Aubin, who recorded eight saves.

Darcy Tucker, who had goals in four straight games in late November, has been quiet lately with only one goal in his last seven games.

The Lightning continue to be unpredictable. They were pounded at home, 5-1, by the Buffalo Sabres on December 5, but rebounded by throttling Atlanta, 8-0, two nights later.

Tampa Bay dropped a 4-3 decision to the league-leading Anaheim Ducks on Saturday in its last game.

Ruslan Fedotenko, Eric Perrin and Brad Richards scored for the Lightning, who went 0-for-5 on the power play.