<![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-usTue, 21 Feb 2017 22:12:52 -0600Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:12:52 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Blackhawks Recall Schmaltz, Kero From Rockford]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:05:14 -0600 //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 16:27:17 -0600 //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 13:48:47 -0600 //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 13:01:53 -0600 //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 22:32:38 -0600 //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 13:28:01 -0600 //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 11:42:34 -0600 //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 17:23:49 -0600 //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 12:05:49 -0600 //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 05:38:54 -0600 //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 14:11:37 -0600 //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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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to Right Ship vs. Lowly Coyotes Thursday]]> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 18:21:38 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-631635178.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks, fresh off a loss to the San Jose Sharks that kicked off the second half of their season, will try to find their rhythm again on Thursday night as they take on the lowly Arizona Coyotes.

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<![CDATA[Video: Toews Pranks Kane at NHL All-Star Game]]> Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:46:41 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-632952918.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews may have a reputation as a very serious person, but he also has a lighter side, and he showed that by pranking teammate Patrick Kane at the NHL All-Star Game.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Recall Gustav Forsling, Place Michal Rozsival on IR]]> Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:11:16 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/170769033.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will resume their season on Tuesday night after the All-Star break concludes, and they made a roster change as they prepare for the stretch run.]]>
<![CDATA[Former Blackhawks Star Signs With Chicago Wolves]]> Sun, 29 Jan 2017 15:46:29 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-492952320.png
The Chicago Wolves have made it a habit of signing notable veteran talent to their roster over the years, and they dipped into the free agent pool again on Sunday as they agreed to terms with defenseman...

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<![CDATA[10 Blackhawks Named to NHL's 100 Greatest Players List]]> Sat, 28 Jan 2017 10:37:24 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-86525437.png
As the NHL named its top 100 players of all-time Friday, the Chicago Blackhawks were well-represented, with 10 players making it onto the historic list.

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<![CDATA[Kane, Toews to Participate in NHL Skills' Competition]]> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 15:55:12 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-493068534.png
The Chicago Blackhawks will be participating in this weekend's NHL All-Star Game, and we now know what players like Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane will be doing in the annual Skills Competition.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Loss Tuesday Breaks 2-Year Streak]]> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:39:11 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-632631126.png
The Chicago Blackhawks went into the third period of Tuesday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning with a lead, but their loss snapped a remarkable streak of success when leading after 40 minutes of play.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Activate Marcus Kruger From Injured Reserve]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:47:13 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630474716.png
The Chicago Blackhawks have had to deal with sporadic injury issues this season, but they're finally getting healthy again as a key player is returning from the injured reserve list.

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<![CDATA[Three Stars: Toews, Anisimov Shine vs. Canucks]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:47:40 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-632434256.png
The Chicago Blackhawks needed a late push, but that's exactly what they got in a win over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Honor Jeremy Roenick With 'One More Shift']]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:23:51 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000021729991_1200x675_860412483740.jpg
Ahead of Sunday's game against the Canucks, former Blackhawks forward Jeremy Roenick became the third honoree to join the team for "One More Shift," an effort to honor alumni on the ice. He talks with NBC5's Jeff Blanzy after the event.]]>
<![CDATA[Toews, Crawford Among Blackhawks to Hit Major Milestones]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:17:24 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-631836130.png
The Chicago Blackhawks did not have an easy time defeating the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night, but as they pulled off the impressive triumph, several players on the team hit some remarkable milestones.

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<![CDATA[NHL Trade Rumors: Could Blackhawks Explore Sharp Reunion?]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:50:52 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-475639328.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are once again right in the thick of the Central Division title race, and with their status as a potential Stanley Cup contender, there are naturally rumors floating around about potential acquisitions to strengthen their chances.

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<![CDATA[Opinion: Blackhawks Heading Into Statement Game Against Wild]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:09:06 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-631417324.png
If there’s one thing that we’ve learned during Joel Quenneville's time with the Blackhawks, it’s that the regular season takes a back seat to the postseason, but that theory will face a challenge on Sunday night when they take on the Minnesota Wild.

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<![CDATA[Nick Schmaltz Recalled From Rockford IceHogs]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:40:01 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-611916344.png
The Chicago Blackhawks are in desperate need of offensive firepower, and they dipped into their farm system to get it Saturday as they brought back forward Nick Schmaltz.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Anisimov In, Campbell Likely Out vs. Wild]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:25:46 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ARTEM+ANISIMOV1.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov missed Saturday's practice due to illness, but the team got some good news on his condition ahead of their game Sunday vs. the Minnesota Wild.

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<![CDATA[Minnesota Wild Apologize After 'Violent' Mascot Skit]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:42:28 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nordy+birthday+mn+wild+skit.png
Hockey fans are used to seeing some pretty brutal fights on the ice, but it’s usually between the players – not the mascots.

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<![CDATA[Video: Patrick Kane Forgets Marian Hossa's Birthday]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:35:47 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-615545872.jpg
One of the embarrassing things a person can do is forget the birthday of someone close to them, and that’s why Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane may have some explaining to do to one of his teammates.

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<![CDATA[4 Blackhawks Named to NHL All-Star Game]]> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:20:33 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+kane+toews+GettyImages-493068540.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will be well-represented at the NHL All-Star Game later this month, as four players, including Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, were named to the Central Division team.

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<![CDATA[Jonathan Toews Pays Up on Lost Bet to Patrick Kane]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:02:28 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/toews8.png
Proud Canadian Jonathan Toews had to swallow his pride on Sunday after losing a bet to Chicago Blackhawks teammate Patrick Kane, and we have photographic proof of the captain's penance.

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<![CDATA[Jonathan Toews Loses Bet With Patrick Kane]]> Sat, 07 Jan 2017 13:05:58 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-493068534.png
Team USA’s victory in the World Junior Championships had to be insanely gratifying for Patrick Kane, who is viewed by many to be the face of American hockey, but apparently the payoff was even sweeter for the winger as he gets to stick it to Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews.

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<![CDATA[Forsling, Abbott Reassigned by Blackhawks]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 12:59:58 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+blackhawks.png
With eight defensemen and not enough playing time to go around, the Chicago Blackhawks had to make a roster decision on their blue line, and they finally made it Friday.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Recall Spencer Abbott From Rockford IceHogs]]> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 20:39:22 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-182258374.png
When the Chicago Blackhawks sent down Tyler Motte on Tuesday, it was assumed they were doing so in order to activate Marian Hossa, but another roster move they made Tuesday night may indicate the veteran forward still isn't quite ready for a return to action.

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<![CDATA[Tyler Motte Sent to Rockford by Blackhawks Tuesday]]> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 13:37:13 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tyler+mott.png
One of the Chicago Blackhawks' rookie forwards is heading back to the AHL, as Tyler Motte was sent down to the Rockford IceHogs Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Keith to Host Country Concert to Benefit Chicago Families]]> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 12:39:32 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-630766606.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith has used his Keith Relief charity to help countless families dealing with the financial burdens of medical crises, and next month he will host a charity concert in Chicago to help raise funds for the organization.

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<![CDATA[Blues Blast Blackhawks 4-1 in Winter Classic Monday]]> Mon, 02 Jan 2017 15:00:53 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-630766588.jpg
With rain in the forecast, the NHL is keeping the Winter Classic on schedule Monday as the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues look to square off at Busch Stadium.

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<![CDATA[Winter Classic Forecast Looks Warm, Wet for Hawks and Blues]]> Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:44:08 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-622096986.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will participate in another outdoor game Monday when they face the St. Louis Blues in the Winter Classic, but Mother Nature could steal the show.

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<![CDATA[Artemi Panarin Agrees to Extension With Blackhawks: Reports]]> Wed, 28 Dec 2016 16:53:53 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-620939812.png
Outside of winning a Stanley Cup, the best news that a Chicago Blackhawks fan could receive before next summer may have been delivered on Wednesday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Anisimov Coming Off Injured Reserve, Will Play vs. Jets]]> Tue, 27 Dec 2016 11:49:25 -0600 //media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ARTEM+ANISIMOV1.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks got some good news on the injury front Tuesday as Artem Anisimov will rejoin the squad, but his return comes at a price as another star will take his place on injured reserve.

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