As strong as Dion Phaneuf has been in nearly every game for the Maple Leafs, he could use a little help.

Not necessarily from his defence partner, Carl Gunnarsson, whose overall steady performances have aided in allowing Phaneuf settle into a rhythm.

But Phaneuf, in the second of back-to-back games, was on the ice for 29 minutes 18 seconds during a 3-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night. No matter how well the Toronto captain has been playing, that's too much.