If more of his teammates don't join his cause, however, more setbacks such as the Blackhawks' 4-3 loss to the
"We all want to win; 'Taser' is our captain and led the way, but we need everybody if we're going to beat this team," said Chicago defenseman
The Blackhawks were denied on 24 of the other 26 shots against Kings goalie
Chicago also went scoreless on four power-play opportunities.
The Kings kept Blackhawks forward
"We've got to keep pushing for the next level, that's what it's going to take to beat these guys," Toews said. "We had our chances [on the power play], just couldn't find a way to put one in."
Toews did his best to set the tone, scoring the game's opening goal by taking a puck from Kings forward
Before the game, Toews told reporters his team was "not at all" deflated by Quick's memorable second-period save on
"We'll just keep putting pucks on him and we feel eventually they'll go in," Toews said.
With 6:41 left in the first, Toews again wouldn't be denied, pushing off Kings defenseman
The Kings surged ahead by keeping Toews without at shot in the final two periods.
Into that void marched no one.
"We just couldn't quite keep control," Toews said, disagreeing with the notion — perhaps for the sake of team unity — that his teammates didn't match his energy or desire.
Late in the third, Toews tried to act as a decoy, looking for an open teammate, but a pass to Keith led to one of 16 blocked shots by the Kings.
"Obviously, we could've been better," said Chicago center
The Blackhawks were down in the first-round series against St. Louis and won, were tied with Minnesota after four games in the second round and won in six games.
Now, they need a victory in Los Angeles, and they're 2-5 on the road this postseason.