Lightning must come together as a team to fill Vinny void

Today, Vincent Lecavalier is in Cleveland, undergoing surgery for the non-displaced fracture on his right hand. After losing the last three games - the last two without Vinny - a big question mark surfaces:

How is the Tampa Bay Lightning going to survive without its captain?

According to the initial prognosis from team officials, Lecavalier is expected to be out for three to four weeks, if all goes well. After Tampa Bay’s habitual swings back and forth in momentum, it is difficult to endure what seems to be another downward spiral.

The team is doing everything right, but not all the odds are working in their favor.