1. They didn't protect the puck in their own zone.
Three of Toledo's goals were the direct result of turnovers, including the game-winning goal by former Komet Stephon Thorne.
2. They couldn't score.
The Komets couldn't finish on glorious chances during the first two periods or this game would have been out-of-reach going into the third period. Kaleigh Schrock missed the net on a 2-on-0 breakaway, Eric Giosa missed a wide-open side on a rebound and Matt Syroczynski was unable to score on a wraparound.
3. No power play presence at all
Referee Don Jablonski ignored several potential penalties on both teams. Toledo had two power-play chances, and the Komets scored their third goal on a delayed penalty.
4. They were cheating offensively
Once Toledo took the lead, the Komets got caught a couple of times cheating up ice to try to produce some offense, leading to odd-man rushes for the Walleye.
5. The Komets are just in a slump
They've lost five games in a row for the first time this season, and right now seem to be lacking belief that they can score or win games.