<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Madhouse Enforcer | Chicago Blackhawks NHL Blog]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/madhouse-enforcer http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Wed, 27 May 2015 21:20:06 -0500 Wed, 27 May 2015 21:20:06 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Ducks 2, Blackhawks 3]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 21:13:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Blackhawks-Ducks-G6-3.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are trying to stave off elimination in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final against the Anaheim Ducks.

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<![CDATA[Teravainen's Skill on Full Display vs. Ducks ]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 15:40:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Blackhawks-Ducks-G5-1.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks winger Teuvo Teravainen was benched for Game 3 of the Western Conference Final, but he's responded with two great games to show that he belongs on the big playoff stage.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Make Lineup Tweaks Ahead of Game 6 ]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 19:00:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/david+rundblad+getty.jpg
With their season on the line Wednesday night, the Chicago Blackhawks are going to make a lineup change, with Kimmo Timonen coming out and David Rundblad being added to the mix for Game 6.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Panic Meter: Should Fans Be Worried? ]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 12:35:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/169*120/GettyImages-474755414.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks find themselves one loss away from elimination, but how concerned should fans be about the team with a home game looming on Wednesday night?

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<![CDATA["Mighty Ducks" Actor Live Tweets Hawks' Loss]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 08:40:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/emilio_better.jpg
Actor Emilio Estevez, known for his role as youth hockey coach Gordon Bombay in The Mighty Ducks, was very excited about the Anaheim Ducks’ Game 5 win against the Chicago Blackhawks Monday… and he wasn’t afraid...

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<![CDATA[Ducks Beat Blackhawks 5-4 ]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 23:15:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-474750936.jpg
With control of the series on the line, Matt Beleskey scored early in overtime to give the Anaheim Ducks a 5-4 victory in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final.

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<![CDATA[Hawks' Defense in for Stern Test in Game 5 ]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 17:52:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-474565672.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have three of their blue liners playing over 30 minutes per night in the Western Conference Final, and they will be put to a stern test on the road Monday in Anaheim.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks vs. Ducks: Three Keys to Game 5 ]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 13:46:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-4745724221.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have an opportunity to seize the lead in this series on Monday against the Anaheim Ducks, and we have three keys to a Chicago victory in Game 5.

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<![CDATA[Vermette Scores Winner, Rebounds From Disappointment ]]> Sun, 24 May 2015 13:33:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/antoine+vermette+game+4.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks center Antoine Vermette hasn't had the most successful run with the team, but on Saturday he came through when it mattered most in the team's Game 4 victory.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Beat Ducks 5-4 in 2OT]]> Sun, 24 May 2015 08:51:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+ducks+game+4.jpg
Antoine Vermette was a healthy scratch in Game 3, but he was a hero in Game 4 as his overtime goal lifted the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-4 victory on Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[Teravainen, Vermette Back in Lineup for Game 4 ]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 17:55:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/quenneville-1-22.jpg
After being scratched from the lineup in Game 3, Teuvo Teravainen and Antoine Vermette will be back on the ice Saturday night as the Chicago Blackhawks look to tie up the Western Conference Final.

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<![CDATA[Ducks vs. Blackhawks: Three Keys to Game 4 ]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 17:55:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks+keys+to+victory+game+4.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have scored just three even-strength goals in the Western Conference Final, and in order to reverse that trend, we have three suggested cures in our Game 4 Keys to Victory.

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<![CDATA[Ducks vs. Blackhawks: Three Key Players in Game 4 ]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 17:56:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/corey+crawford+game+4+ducks.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are in desperate need of a win on Saturday against the Anaheim Ducks, and we highlight three players who will be key to that effort at the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Recall van Riemsdyk ]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 13:45:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*126/456929468.jpg
Just six weeks after having wrist surgery, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk was recalled by the team from Rockford and skated during practice Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Kruger Takes No Face-Offs in Game 3, Raises Injury Concerns]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 13:43:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/474031896.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have plenty to worry about after a 2-1 loss in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final, but Marcus Kruger's lack of playing time is one thing that cannot be overlooked.

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<![CDATA[Did Coach Q's Line Up Changes Hurt?]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 13:02:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Ducks-Blackhawks-21-May-2015.jpg
Joel Quenneville's decision to insert Kris Versteeg and Joakim Nordstrom into the lineup Thursday night has generated a great deal of controversy after the Chicago Blackhawks' 2-1 Game 3 loss to Anaheim.

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<![CDATA[Ducks Beat Blackhawks 2-1 ]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 22:44:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks-ducks-G3-2.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks couldn't muster a comeback attempt late in the third period as they fell to the Anaheim Ducks by a score of 2-1 on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Kane Looks to Rebound After Rough Stretch]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 12:05:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/474027552.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks return from Anaheim with a 1-1 series split against the Ducks, but Patrick Kane's struggles have given the team reason for concern.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Play Longest Game in Team History Tuesday]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 11:49:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/474032386.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made history in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final, playing the franchise's longest game ever in a 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks.

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<![CDATA[Why Andrew Shaw's Head-Butt Goal Wasn't a Goal]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 10:36:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/474029526.jpg
Head-butting a hockey puck into the net isn’t a scoring strategy you typically see in hockey, but that’s exactly what Andrew Shaw did as the Hawks continued to battle the Anaheim Ducks in double overtime during...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Give Fans Late-to-Work Excuse Note ]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 06:46:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks-ducks-G2-3.jpg
Can you call in "hockey" to work? The Blackhawks say so.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Beat Ducks 3-2 ]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 01:15:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks-ducks-G2-3.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks played their longest game in team history on Tuesday night, and Marcus Kruger won it in triple overtime as the Hawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2.

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<![CDATA['Hawks Bars in the Suburbs: Where to Watch a Game]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 18:02:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+fans.jpg
If you live in the suburbs, cheer on the Hawks at one of dozens of official Blackhawks bars in the Chicago area and beyond.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks vs. Ducks: Three Keys to Success ]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 17:42:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/218*120/ducks7.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks will re-convene on Tuesday night in southern California for Game 2 of the Western Conference Final, and we have three key areas that the Hawks have to focus on in...
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<![CDATA[Hawks Bars in Chicago: Where to Watch Games]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 13:17:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+spectators.jpg
If tickets to the game are a bit out of your price range, join fellow fans at one -- or a few -- of the dozens of Blackhawks bars across the city to cheer on Chicago's team.

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<![CDATA[Three Key Players to a Blackhawks' Game 2 Win ]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 14:42:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/168*120/486346229.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will be looking to tie up their series against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night at the Honda Center, and we have three players who will be key to their success in the game.

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<![CDATA[Can the Hawks Beat the Ducks in Game 2?]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 14:29:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/flash+survey+new.jpg
Following the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final, the Blackhawks will look to tie the series up Tuesday. Can they bounce back from Sunday's disappointing...]]>
<![CDATA[Cumiskey Could Replace Rundblad in Game 2 Tuesday ]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 17:01:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*126/kyle+Cumiskey.jpg
After he was on the ice for the Anaheim Ducks' first two goals of Game 1, Blackhawks defenseman David Rundblad might be out of the lineup for Tuesday's Game 2.

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<![CDATA[Hawks' Power Play Woes Continue in Game 1 Loss]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 11:23:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks+ducks+game+1+getty.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks went 0-for-3 on their power play in Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks, but a deeper look at the numbers shows greater cause for concern.

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<![CDATA[Ducks Beat Blackhawks 4-1]]> Sun, 17 May 2015 17:13:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ducks+hawks+game+1.jpg
The Anaheim Ducks defended home ice and knocked off the Chicago Blackhawks by a score of 4-1 on Sunday afternoon in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks vs. Ducks: Three Key Hawks Players]]> Sun, 17 May 2015 13:15:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/brad+richards+getty.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will look for big contributions from their stars, but these three players could hold the key to a victory on Sunday against the Anaheim Ducks.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks vs. Ducks: Four Keys to Victory ]]> Sun, 17 May 2015 11:38:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks+ducks+game+1+getty.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks need four more wins to reach the Stanley Cup Final, and we have four keys to victory for them as they look to take out the Anaheim Ducks.

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<![CDATA[Five Matchups to Watch: Hawks vs. Ducks]]> Sat, 16 May 2015 16:42:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ducks+blackhawks+getty.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks will finally hit the ice on Sunday afternoon, and we have five matchups for fans to watch in the Western Conference Final.

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<![CDATA[Who Will Make the Stanley Cup Final? ]]> Fri, 15 May 2015 15:21:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/203*120/cd0ymzcznguwzdbhnduynddiytjhm2yyzthlmtjjotqwyyznptdkyji0mjk1y2y3njfkmwi4owe1yzbimmfjzdzln2m2.jpeg
With only four teams left and a 10-2 record of picking postseason series on the line, Madhouse Enforcer has our picks for which teams will make the Stanley Cup Final.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Have Second-Best Stanley Cup Odds]]> Fri, 15 May 2015 09:56:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks+parade+2010+getty.jpg
Much to the chagrin of some fans, the Chicago Blackhawks aren't betting favorites to win the Stanley Cup this season, but which team is?]]>
<![CDATA[How Much Does a Blackhawks vs. Ducks Ticket Cost?]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 12:23:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+fans.jpg
Although the average ticket price for the Blackhawks vs. Ducks playoff game is lower than in years past, fans could still spend upwards of $500 for a seat.

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<![CDATA[Playoff Schedule Released for Blackhawks, Ducks]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 13:52:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/470342436%281%29.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have waited nearly a week to find out when their Stanley Cup push would resume, and on Wednesday they finally found out as Game 1 against the Anaheim Ducks was set for 2 p.m. Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Rundblad Replaces Rozsival in Blackhawks' Lineup]]> Sun, 10 May 2015 15:08:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/david+rundblad+getty.jpg
With Michal Rozsival out of the Chicago Blackhawks' lineup, it appears head coach Joel Quenneville will insert David Rundblad in his place to start the Western Conference Final.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sweep Wild, Win Game 4]]> Fri, 08 May 2015 09:34:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/472452512.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks clinched a berth in the Western Conference Final on Thursday night as they swept the Minnesota Wild with a 4-3 victory in Game 4.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks vs. Wild: Game 4 Preview ]]> Thu, 07 May 2015 17:27:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks+wild+game+4.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are looking to finish off the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night, but the task won't be easy as they contend with an aggressive attack and a raucous crowd in the Twin Cities.

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<![CDATA[Crawford Aces Test in Game 3 Shutout ]]> Wed, 06 May 2015 14:17:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/corey+crawford+getty+game+3.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are now one win away from advancing to their third straight Western Conference Final, and Corey Crawford's Game 3 shutout helped pave the way.

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<![CDATA[Rozsival Fallout: Who Replaces Him in Lineup? ]]> Fri, 08 May 2015 17:37:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/472456852.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have already put a lot of pressure on their top four defensemen this postseason, but with the loss of Michal Rozsival to a broken ankle, who will step up and help keep the burden...

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<![CDATA[Ducks Beat Flames 3-2 in OT]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 00:17:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/150510-ducks-flames.jpg
The Anaheim Ducks are off to face the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference final after defeating the Calgary Flames 3-2 in overtime Sunday night.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Beat Wild for 3-0 Series Lead]]> Wed, 06 May 2015 07:47:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks-wild1.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks got a power play goal from Patrick Kane, and that was all Corey Crawford needed as he made 30 saves in a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild.

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<![CDATA[Wild May Test Crawford's Confidence]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 13:34:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*125/468514348.jpg
After two straight solid games on home ice, Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford will face a big test on Tuesday in the hostile environs of Xcel Energy Center against the Minnesota Wild.]]>
<![CDATA[Quest for the Cup: Chicago Blackhawks]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 07:11:40 -0500 The starting line up for the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks stand on the ice during the singing of the National Anthem before playing in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center in Anaheim, California.]]> The starting line up for the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks stand on the ice during the singing of the National Anthem before playing in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center in Anaheim, California.]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/178*120/GettyImages-474750792.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks compete in 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

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<![CDATA[Toews Nominated for Messier Leadership Award ]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 20:18:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+wild+game+2.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks' captain Jonathan Toews was nominated for the Mark Messier Leadership Award for the third consecutive season on Monday night.

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