<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Madhouse Enforcer | Chicago Blackhawks NHL Blog]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/madhouse-enforcer http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usWed, 29 Mar 2017 00:24:13 -0500Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:24:13 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Blackhawks Playoff Watch: Race Tightens in West]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:35:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-657088664.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are still in the driver's seat in the Western Conference, but the race to determine who they will play is tighter than ever.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign Iacopelli to 2-Year Deal]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:44:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-653376000.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks prospect Matheson Iacopelli may have seen his dreams of getting to the Frozen Four dashed over the weekend, but he has gotten a great consolation prize as he has signed a two-year entry level...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Playoff Tickets on Sale Today]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:09:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/United+Center+Playoffs.png
Single-game tickets for the Chicago Blackhawks' 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff run will go on sale Monday, the team announced. Tickets for the first two rounds of potential home playoff games at the United...

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<![CDATA[Chicago Blackhawks Playoff Update]]> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:53:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-657089864.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have had their playoff spot locked up for a little while now, but the identity of their first round opponent is still as unclear as ever. With just seven games to go in the...

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<![CDATA[Notre Dame Vies for Frozen Four Spot Sunday]]> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:55:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/20170326_1230351.jpg
The NCAA men’s hockey tournament is working its way toward the Frozen Four, and for the Chicago Blackhawks prospects participating in the postseason, it’s been a mixed bag of results thus far.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Make History in Blowout Loss]]> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:09:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-654434162.jpg
In a blowout loss against the Florida Panthers Saturday, the Chicago Blackhawks managed to do something they had avoided for over 15 years.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks' 2016-17 Season in Photos ]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:24:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks+thumb.jpg
With the Chicago Blackhawks clinching their ninth straight playoff berth, take a look through photos of their 2016-17 season and re-live the highs and lows as the team eyes its chance for another possible...

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<![CDATA[NCAA Hockey Tournament Schedule Announced]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:46:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-542980078.jpg
The NCAA’s Frozen Four championship is coming to Chicago in early April, and we now know which 16 teams will be competing for spots at the biggest event in collegiate hockey.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to Clinch Playoff Spot]]> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 19:41:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17053143442658-toews-blackhawks-hat-trick.jpg
With how well they've played this season, a playoff berth seems like a foregone conclusion for the Chicago Blackhawks, and the team can officially clinch a spot Sunday night.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Visit Hockey-Loving Chicago Kids]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:56:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CHICAGO+BLACKHAWKS1.png
While Chicago Blackhawks players Ryan Hartman and Scott Darling get to play their games on beautiful ice rinks now, warm weather when they were kids meant that they had to be creative in order to keep up...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks to Raise Season Ticket Prices]]> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:37:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/211*120/toews9.png
As sports fans are well aware, success comes at a steep price, and once again Chicago Blackhawks fans will be left feeling a pain in their wallets as season ticket prices will once again increase for next...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Ink Louis, Hayden to Contracts]]> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:05:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-460976364.jpg
With the regular season nearing a conclusion, the Chicago Blackhawks are gearing up for the playoffs, and to help in that process they have inked two of their prospects to NHL contracts.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks to Say Farewell to Joe Louis Arena Friday]]> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:28:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Joe+Louis+Arena1.png
Friday’s game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings may not have the zest that it did when the two teams were divisional rivals, but it will still carry a bit of historic significance when the two...

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<![CDATA[Hjalmarsson, Oduya to Return for Blackhawks Thursday]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 15:44:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/oduya+hjalmarsson.png
After a nice long break following their win Saturday over the Nashville Predators, the Chicago Blackhawks will finally hit the ice again on Thursday, and they’ll do so with two of their key players back in...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks’ Panarin Apologizes for Racially Charged Remark]]> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 09:11:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/panarin+2.png
Chicago Blackhawks winger Artemi Panarin has apologized for a racially charged remark he made in the past.

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<![CDATA[Anisimov Back for Blackhawks vs. Predators]]> Sat, 04 Mar 2017 21:25:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-629560922.png
The Chicago Blackhawks will be looking for their seventh consecutive win on Saturday night, and before they take the ice against the Nashville Predators, they got some good news on the injury front.

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<![CDATA[Scott Darling to Miss Time With Injury, Quenneville Says]]> Sat, 04 Mar 2017 10:40:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-627421284.png
The Chicago Blackhawks are seemingly getting slammed with injuries this week, and another high-profile player has fallen victim to the injury bug.

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<![CDATA[Anisimov Likely Out, Panarin Questionable for Friday's Game]]> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 14:05:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ARTEM+ANISIMOV1.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have had an interesting year in terms of injuries this season, but it appears that they’re running into a rough patch before back-to-back games this weekend.

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<![CDATA[Central Division NHL Trade Deadline Recap]]> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:41:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hanzal+ooduya.png
The NHL trade deadline has come and gone, but how did the teams in the Central Division do as the final push toward the postseason begins?

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<![CDATA[Jonathan Toews Named NHL's First Star for February]]> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:06:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/211*120/toews9.png
After a blistering month that saw his team win nine of its 10 games, Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews received a big-time honor on Wednesday as he was named the NHL’s First Star for the month of...

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<![CDATA[Johnny Oduya Returns to Blackhawks in Trade]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:24:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/johnny+oduya+getty.jpg
One of the key defensive pieces for two of the Chicago Blackhawks' Stanley Cup wins is coming back to the Windy City, as Johnny Oduya is on his way back in a trade with the Dallas Stars.

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<![CDATA[Three Stars: Toews, Darling Lead Blackhawks to Big Win]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:36:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/3+stars.png
It certainly wasn’t easy, but the Chicago Blackhawks still managed to get the job done on Sunday night as they beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 in a Central Division showdown.

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<![CDATA[Niklas Hjalmarsson Will Miss Sunday's Game vs. Blues]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:39:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-632505084.png
The Chicago Blackhawks are heading into a tough home showdown against the St. Louis Blues on Sunday night, but they’ll have to take the ice without one of their best players.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Acquire Tomas Jurco in Deal With Red Wings]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:03:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jurco0223.jpg
Faced with little salary cap space and a desire to improve their forward depth, the Chicago Blackhawks made a trade on Friday as they acquired forward Tomas Jurco from the Detroit Red Wings.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign Goaltender Jeff Glass to 2-Year Deal]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:32:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jeff+Glass.png
The Chicago Blackhawks have one of the best goaltending tandems in the league in Corey Crawford and Scott Darling, but on Thursday they bought an insurance policy as they signed Jeff Glass to a two-year...

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<![CDATA[Ex-Blackhawk's Former North Side Mansion Listed for $2.25M]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:29:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bolland+house+1.jpg
The 6-bedroom, 6,100-square-foot Chicago mansion that was once home to former Blackhawk Dave Bolland has been listed for $2.25 million.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Fan Marries Wild Fan Before Game]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:06:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/wild+blackhawks+wedding.png
Before the goal horn blared at Xcel Energy Center for Tuesday’s game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild, the sounds of wedding bells were in the air as a pair of fans had a wedding ceremony...

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<![CDATA[Toews, Blackhawks Make History in Win Over Wild]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:32:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17053143442658-toews-blackhawks-hat-trick.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks got two critical points in the standings with their win over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, but they also made some remarkable history thanks in large part to the efforts of Jonathan...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Recall Schmaltz, Kero From Rockford]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:05:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-633826176.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will come off of their bye week over the weekend when they welcome the Edmonton Oilers to the United Center, and they will have two of their young players back after a brief stint in...

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<![CDATA[Could Blackhawks Lose Top Prospect to Free Agency?]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:27:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_115273738223.jpg
John Hayden is one of the Chicago Blackhawks' top prospects, but with a deadline looming for him to sign a contract, could the team lose him to free agency this summer?

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<![CDATA[Video: NHL Official Delivers Incredible Penalty Call Sunday]]> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:48:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-634981780.jpg
The life of an NHL official isn’t a glamorous one, as referees have to dodge flying pucks and fists during the course of their duties, but Wes McCauley made quite an impression with an incredible penalty call on...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Make Roster Moves Ahead of Bye Week]]> Sun, 12 Feb 2017 14:01:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-616086246.png
With their bye week starting, the Chicago Blackhawks made a series of roster moves on Sunday morning, sending several players to the minor leagues and activating defenseman Michal Rozsival from the injured...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to Get Revenge on Oilers Saturday]]> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 23:32:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-632247300.png
With their bye week coming up, the Chicago Blackhawks will be looking to finish their road trip off with a bang as they battle the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[Kane Goal Adds New Layer to Awesome Hockey Card Story]]> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 14:28:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630091988.png
Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane and former Ottawa Senators forward Sylvain Turgeon starred together on a hockey card in the early 90's, and on Friday night Kane provided an awesome new layer to the story.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Blackhawks' 2017 Valentine's Day Cards Revealed]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:42:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+cards.png
The Chicago Blackhawks are hoping to make this Valentine's Day extra special for fans and loved ones.

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<![CDATA[Former Blackhawk Bryan Bickell Nears Return to Ice]]> Tue, 07 Feb 2017 18:23:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bryan+bickell+0406.jpg
Former Chicago Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell has made headlines in recent months as he battles multiple sclerosis, but for those hoping to see him get back on the ice, they got some fantastic news on...

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<![CDATA[Julien Firing Elevates Quenneville to Unique Position in NHL]]> Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:05:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/coaches.png
On Tuesday morning, the struggling Boston Bruins made a move as they fired head coach Claude Julien, and with his ouster, Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville has ascended to a unique position...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks' TV Ratings Take a Dip in 2016-17 Season]]> Tue, 07 Feb 2017 06:38:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks5.png
The Chicago Blackhawks sell out every game at the United Center and are still one of the most watched teams in the United States, but their TV ratings have taken a surprisingly steep dip this season.

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<![CDATA[Video: NHL Mixes Up Marleau, Kane Goals Thursday]]> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:11:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-615545872.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane tied Jeremy Roenick for seventh place on the team’s all-time scoring list on Thursday night, but his momentous goal accidentally overshadowed another big milestone...

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