Peter Horachek knows his promotion to interim Toronto coach wont immediately solve the Maple Leafs current on-ice problems, but like his players, believes it can happen. Grant Long Jersey . Looking to avoid a season-high fourth straight defeat, the Maple Leafs face another serious challenge Friday night when they host the surging Columbus Blue Jackets. Viewers and listeners in the Leafs region can catch all the action LIVE on TSN4 and TSN Radio 1050 with coverage beginning at 7pm et. Though Toronto (21-17-3) held a 33-26 shot advantage and didnt allow an opponent to score on the power play for the first time in six contests Wednesday, it fell for the eighth time in 10 games, 6-2 to Washington in the first game since Tuesdays firing of coach Randy Carlyle. There were some good things, Horachek said. Weve got to eliminate those issues where were making things happen to ourselves. But we did a lot of things that we wanted to do and sometimes its just going to be harder at first than we want it to be, to get back into the win column. Though Toronto has been outscored 41-23 in the last 10 contests, managed four goals in the last three and allowed 11 in the last two, faith isnt lost. I think guys are positive here, said star Phil Kessel, who has a team-leading 41 points but is mired in a season-high three-game drought. We know we have a good team here. In addition to Kessels recent struggles, center Tyler Bozak doesnt have a point in four games and three of his 30 have come over the last 10. Jonathan Bernier, who made 20 saves Wednesday and is expected to start tonight, is 1-2-0 with a 3.61 goals-against average since stopping 43 shots in a 4-0 win at Dallas on Dec. 23. Backup James Reimer has a 4.30 GAA during a four-game losing streak. Weve just got to play more consistently, said forward James van Riemsdyk, who had eight points in six games before being shutout against the Capitals. Weve shown in spurts what were capable of doing, its just a matter of finding that consistency. Kessel and Daniel Winnik, who scored his second of the season Wednesday, each had a goal with two assists and Bernier made 28 saves as Toronto snapped a three-game skid to Columbus with a 4-1 road victory Oct. 31. The Blue Jackets (18-17-3), however, have won four straight at Toronto, six of seven on the road and are 12-2-1 overall since the start of December. This is a fun time right now, defenseman Kevin Connauton told the Blue Jackets official website. Connauton had a goal against his former team, Ryan Johansen scored in a career-high fourth straight contest and Mark Letestu added one after missing 28 games with a groin/abdominal injury to help Columbus to a 4-2 win at Dallas on Tuesday. Were not done, said forward Nick Foligno, who has a goal with seven assists during a five-game point streak. I am really looking forward to whats ahead of this team. Sergei Bobrovsky made 24 saves to rebound from his previous start when he was pulled for allowing every goal during Saturdays 6-3 loss at Arizona. Hes posted a 1.50 GAA while winning six straight versus Toronto. Johansen has four goals with five assists during an eight-game point streak, and four with two assists in five games against the Maple Leafs. 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"I didnt realize we had that many." Alex Cobb had 11 of the Rays season high-tying 16 strikeouts, helping Tampa Bay to its first road win in almost a month, 6-1 over the Astros. Ben Zobrist, Matt Joyce and Evan Longoria drove in two runs apiece to break a 10-game road skid dating to May 16. Its just the third win in the last 17 games overall for the Rays, who have the worst record in the majors at 26-42. "This was more like were supposed to play, like we can play," Maddon said. "Got the hits, a couple hits when we needed it." The six runs they scored on Friday night matched the total number of runs theyd managed in their previous six games combined. Cobb (2-4) rebounded from his worst start of the year to allow three hits and one run with a season best in strikeouts in 6 1-3 innings. He gave up 10 hits and seven runs in a season-low 4 1-3 innings in his last outing. "You go borderline crazy after bad starts," Cobb said. "You start running your mechanics through your mind thousands of times and it keeps you up at night sometimes. It feels good to come out and see that your adjustments paid off." Joyce put the Rays up with his two-run double in the second and Zobrist, who finished with three hits, extended the lead to 4-1 with a triple that drove in two in the fifth inning. Longoria padded the lead with his bases-loaded two RBI single in the ninth. Houston rookie Jon Singleton continued his hot start, hitting his fourth homer in his 11th career game. He also homered on Thursday night. But the rest of the Astros couldnt get anything going as the team managed just three other hits and set a season high for strikeouts. Houston manager Bo Porter believes that some of his teams struggles on Friday night could be attributed to second baseman Jose Altuve sitting out. Altuve missed the game after being hit in the hand by a pitch on Thursday night and is day to day. Ersan Ilyasova Jersey. "Any time you dont have Jose in your lineup, its going to hurt you from the standpoint of hes arguably our best player and leads Major League Baseball in hits for a reason," Porter said. "His presence will be missed any time hes not in the lineup." Collin McHugh (4-4) allowed five hits and four runs in five innings for the loss. James Loney reached on an error by shortstop Jonathan Villar to start the second inning before a double by Zobrist. Joyces double made it 2-0. Houstons Chris Carter singled with two outs in the second inning for his first hit that wasnt a homer since June 3. He had hit five straight homers in that span. Robbie Grossman walked after that but Cobb struck out Marwin Gonzalez to end the threat. Singleton sent Cobbs first pitch of the fourth inning opposite field into the Crawford Boxes in left field to cut the lead to 2-1. Cobb walked Matt Dominguez with one out in that inning before he got rolling, retiring the next eight, including striking out the side in the sixth inning. He also struck out the first three batters of the game. The Astros didnt get another hit until Dominguez singled to start the seventh. Carter followed by knocking a ball about 425 feet to straightaway centre field, but Jennings raced up the hill to grab it. Brad Boxberger replaced Cobb and struck out two batters in 2-3 innings and Joel Peralta fanned the side in the eighth. Jennings doubled with no outs in the fifth before Loney drew a two-out walk. Zobrist made it 4-1 with his triple to centre field which snapped an 0 for 26 streak with runners in scoring position. NOTES: Houston recalled RHP Josh Zeid from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned LHP Rudy Owens to the minor league team before the game. ... Tampa Bay RHP Jeremy Hellickson (elbow) made his second rehab start Thursday for Triple-A Durham. 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