Wherever Jonathan Toews goes, the Blackhawks' nine-game losing streak follows.

Thoughts of the team's longest stretch without a victory since the 2006-07 season are always on the captain's mind and figure to stay on it until the Hawks skate off the ice with a victory.

"Every minute of the day lately," Toews said Wednesday of how often he thinks about the skid. "It's tough to get some sleep the way things have been going."

Toews' ultra-competitive nature is a quality that makes him one of the NHL's elite players. It also means the 23-year-old is taking the rough stretch hard.