Chicago captain Jonathan Toews insists he's not going to be bothered by the fact that through eight playoff games, he has yet to score a goal.

This after a regular season in which he scored 23 goals and chalked up 25 assists in 47 games.

He came up empty again in a 3-1 loss to the Red Wings in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals Monday, a loss that put the Blackhawks down 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.

"I'm not going to let it get the best of me," Toews said after leading Chicago with seven shots in Game 3. "I know I'm doing good things. … I'm very confident that it's going to come.

"The team is facing a little adversity, and I am on a personal basis. Not going to let that stop us or me. This series is a long way from over and they know that, too."

He is right about the series being far from over, but if the Blackhawks are going to turn it back in their favor, odds are they'll need something more out of Toews.

The former Conn Smythe winner was fifth in the league in goals this season, matching teammate Patrick Kane. But aside from two assists in a Game 5 win over Minnesota and one in the Game 1 victory over Detroit, he has been a non-factor offensively.

"If he keeps playing like that, it'll find a way to get in," Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said.

But it hasn't only been in the goal-scoring department where Toews has struggled.

During the regular season, he was second in the league with a 59.9 faceoff win percentage and shared the NHL lead with 56 takeaways. On Monday, he had one takeaway while losing 10 of his 19 draws, though he did win two late faceoffs the Blackhawks were unable to do anything with in the Red Wings zone.