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Lightning need to make a deal if they want to see the playoffs

Updated: December 12, 2007, 7:13 PM ET
By Mike Brophy | The Hockey News

Watching the Tampa Bay Lightning lose 6-1 in Toronto on Monday was downright painful.

The Lightning were mediocre in the first period and then, when Brad Richards went down with a leg injury in the second, Tampa Bay allowed four goals in just over four minutes and were done.

And at the end of the night, it became abundantly clear a shakeup is in order if this team is going to make the playoffs. Even a big win in Montreal the next night does little to suggest the Lightning have what ...

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