<![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 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:54:45 -0600 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:54:45 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Report: Blackhawks Pursuing Vermette Trade]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:15:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/172*120/blackhawks+coyotes+game+2.33.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have some cap space to use following the injury to Patrick Kane, and there are a couple of targets that the team is reportedly pursuing with dogged interest.

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<![CDATA[Sopel Announces Retirement from Hockey]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:27:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*130/blackhawks+050310-011.jpg
Former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Sopel announced his retirement from the sport of hockey on Friday morning.

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<![CDATA[Teravainen, Saad Score in 3-0 Blackhawks Win]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:43:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/166*120/462668954.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks played without Patrick Kane for the first time this season on Thursday night, but they were able to come up with a great effort in a 3-0 victory.

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<![CDATA[Kane Undergoes Surgery on Fractured Clavicle]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:46:11 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/GettyImages_464336414.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks announced on Wednesday afternoon that Patrick Kane underwent successful surgery on a fractured clavicle and that he will fully recover within 12 weeks.]]>
<![CDATA[Sekera Dealt to Kings, Hurting Hawks' Blue Line Pursuit]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:07:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/GettyImages_462989538.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are aggressively looking for blue line help, but one player on their wish list is off the board as Andrej Sekera is heading to the Los Angeles Kings.]]>
<![CDATA[Kane Injury Could Leave Blackhawks Looking for Trade]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:41:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/170*120/GettyImages_464336458.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks were already looking for some defensive help at the trade deadline, but could Patrick Kane's injury leave them looking for offensive help too?]]>
<![CDATA[Kane on Long-Term Injured Reserve]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:27:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/464336414.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks haven't announced a timetable on Patrick Kane's injury, but he will be out at least 10 games as the team placed him on long-term injured reserve on Wednesday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Kane vs. Rose: Which Injury Hurts Title Chances More?]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:46:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP908342323712.jpg
Can either team still compete for a championship this season?

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<![CDATA[Former Hawk Nick Leddy Signs Big Deal With Islanders]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:46:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/463902008.jpg
In light of the Chicago Blackhawks' recent struggles on defense, the New York Islanders' signing of defenseman Nick Leddy to a seven-year deal may sting, but was it still the right move at the time?

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<![CDATA[Report: Blackhawks Ticket Prices Continue Their Rise]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:13:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495200257.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks' recent struggles on home ice haven't deterred their fans from buying tickets as rates on the secondary market continue to soar.

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<![CDATA[Oduya Out a Few Weeks, Darling to Start Tuesday]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:39:48 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/458233172.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are in a bad state right now, and things got a bit worse Monday as it was revealed that Johnny Oduya will be out for a few weeks with an upper-body injury.

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<![CDATA[Madhouse Enforcer's Blackhawks Panic Meter ]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:00:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/198*120/464152934.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have seen their longest homestand in team history turn into a nightmare, but do their struggles warrant panic by Hawks fans?]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign Darling to Contract Extension]]> Sun, 22 Feb 2015 21:23:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/456093968.jpg
Shortly after calling him up from the Rockford IceHogs, the Chicago Blackhawks announced Sunday night that they had signed goaltender Scott Darling to a two-year contract extension.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Recall Darling, Nordstrom]]> Sun, 22 Feb 2015 20:31:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/456093968.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made two roster moves on Sunday night, recalling Scott Darling and Joakim Nordstrom from the Rockford IceHogs.

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<![CDATA[Oduya Injured in Loss to Bruins ]]> Sun, 22 Feb 2015 18:16:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/458233172.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will likely be without defenseman Johnny Oduya for a couple of games after he suffered an upper-body injury in Sunday's loss to the Boston Bruins.

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<![CDATA[Bruins Blast Blackhawks 6-2 ]]> Sun, 22 Feb 2015 18:06:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/463817333.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks saw their home woes continue on Sunday afternoon as they were blasted by the Boston Bruins by a score of 6-2.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to Best Stumbling Bruins Sunday ]]> Sun, 22 Feb 2015 13:27:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/topsports-hockey-AP516216701308.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will look to take advantage of the Boston Bruins' recent struggles on Sunday as the two Original Six rivals hit the ice at the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Buried by Avalanche 4-1]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 23:10:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/4569929061.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks failed to keep pace in the Central Division on Friday night, losing in blowout fashion to the Colorado Avalanche at the United Center.

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<![CDATA[New NHL Statistics Enhance Fan Understanding of Game ]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:57:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/459630364.jpg
The NHL is unveiling a series of statistical innovations on their website, and we have some of the more interesting numbers they've released about the Chicago Blackhawks.]]>
<![CDATA[Toews Discusses Stardom, NHL Life ]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 07:32:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/456992850.jpg
In this edition of Hawks Headlines, Jonathan Toews discusses NHL stardom, Patrick Kane's power play time is examined, and trade deadline talk dominates the day on several websites.

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<![CDATA[Red Wings Down Blackhawks 3-2 in Shootout]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 22:18:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/165*120/463810810.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks tied things up late thanks to a Kris Versteeg goal, but it wasn't enough as they dropped a 3-2 shootout decision to the Detroit Red Wings Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Toews Delivers Message About UC Etiquette ]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:57:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Toews.png
Chicago Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews is nicknamed "Captain Serious," and he mustered all of his intensity and no-nonsense attitude to deliver a message to Hawks fans.
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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to Continue Winning Streak vs. Detroit]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:48:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Kruger+Faceoff.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will resume their lengthy homestand on Wednesday night when they take on the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Make Kid's Wish Come True]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:30:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011109220_1200x675_401026115919.jpg
Eight-year-old Jordan King of Belvidere on Tuesday got to take to the ice with his favorite Chicago Blackhawks. He got some lessons from Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane before later taking on Corey Crawford in a...]]>
<![CDATA[Hossa Named First Star of the Week by NHL]]> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:43:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/4569929061.jpg
After his recent goal-scoring surge, Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa was named First Star of the Week by the NHL on Monday.

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<![CDATA[Which Team Poses Toughest Playoff Matchup for Blackhawks?]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:30:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/4854038871.jpg
Which potential playoff opponent should the Chicago Blackhawks hope to avoid? Our "Quest for the Cup" crew weighed in on this question Sunday, and now it's Madhouse Enforcer's turn.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Beat Penguins 2-1 in Shootout]]> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 15:17:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/181*120/463505032.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks scored in all three rounds of the shootout against the Pittsburgh Penguins as they scored a 2-1 victory Sunday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Former Hawks Defenseman Montador Dies Sunday]]> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 13:03:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Steve+Montador1.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks and the NHL were rocked on Sunday morning by news that former defenseman Steve Montador was found dead at his Mississauga home.

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<![CDATA[Hartman Set to Make NHL Debut for Hawks]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:22:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/177*120/172013920.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will welcome another new face to the lineup Friday night, as Ryan Hartman makes his NHL debut for the team.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Demote Teravainen, Recall Cumiskey]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 21:26:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*124/480591495.jpg
Teuvo Teravainen was a healthy scratch for the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night, and the team decided to sent him down to the Rockford IceHogs on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Hawks' Defensive Woes Strike Again vs. Canucks]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:55:04 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/170*120/486318699.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks' blue line has been a source of frustration in recent weeks, and their poor play continued Wednesday night as they lost to the Vancouver Canucks.

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<![CDATA[Sedin Scores Twice as Hawks Fall to Canucks]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 22:19:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/MarianHossa2.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks scored twice in the final two minutes of regulation to force overtime, but Daniel Sedin scored to give the Vancouver Canucks a 5-4 victory.

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<![CDATA[Video: Blackhawks Fan Creates Awesome Logo on Outdoor Rink]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:38:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+logo.jpg
Winter and snow are the bane of existence for many Chicago-area residents, but one intrepid Chicago Blackhawks fan has turned those obstacles into something remarkable in his backyard.

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<![CDATA[Kris Versteeg Activated from Injured Reserve ]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:55:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/456956548.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will welcome back forward Kris Versteeg to their lineup on Wednesday night as the team activated him from the injured reserve list.

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<![CDATA[Video: Did NHL Get Blackhawks' No-Goal Call Right? ]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:18:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/182*120/463103576.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks came as close as they could to winning Monday's game against the Arizona Coyotes, but the play was ruled a no-goal by the NHL. Did they get it right?

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to Continue Hot Streak vs. Lowly Coyotes]]> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 17:45:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/457276698.jpg
After two straight division wins, the Chicago Blackhawks will look to begin a lengthy homestand with a victory on Monday night as they take on the Arizona Coyotes.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Hawks Wrap Up Trip with Win]]> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 09:49:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/460727834.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are back at home after a lengthy road trip, and we have several takes on what their performances away from the United Center means for their future aspirations.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks vs. Blues: Five Thoughts ]]> Sun, 08 Feb 2015 15:43:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/459630364.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks' victory over the St. Louis Blues tightened up the race in the Central Division, but what else did it teach us about the team?

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Best Blues 4-2 Sunday]]> Sun, 08 Feb 2015 14:23:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/4569929061.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks got a huge boost to their Central Division chances on Sunday afternoon as they knocked off the St. Louis Blues by a score of 4-2.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Facing a Critical Division Game vs. Blues]]> Sun, 08 Feb 2015 14:34:11 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/458233172.jpg
Even with 30 games remaining in the season, the Chicago Blackhawks' Sunday matinee against the St. Louis Blues has all the feel of a must-win contest.

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<![CDATA[Opinion: Kane Making Strong Case for Hart Trophy]]> Sat, 07 Feb 2015 15:16:36 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/patrick+kane+avalanche+game.jpg
After Friday's win against the Winnipeg Jets, Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane is tied for the league lead in points. Is he the current front-runner for the league's MVP award?]]>
<![CDATA[Saad, Kane Score as Hawks Beat Jets ]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 23:23:04 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/166*120/462668954.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks snapped a brief losing streak on Friday night as Brandon Saad's overtime goal lifted them over the Winnipeg Jets.]]>
<![CDATA[Versteeg Eyeing Return Early Next Week]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 15:33:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/484439329.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg could return early next week, and his return will be a welcome sight to an offense that has struggled recently.

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<![CDATA[Submit Your Questions for "Quest for the Cup" ]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 11:09:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/459630364.jpg
With the Chicago Blackhawks preparing to face the St. Louis Blues, NBC Chicago will be bringing back "Quest for the Cup" on Sunday morning, and we're looking for fan questions for our hockey experts to discuss.

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<![CDATA[Carcillo Speaks Out as Suspension Ends ]]> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 14:33:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/456997878.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will get Daniel Carcillo back from suspension on Tuesday night, but has he learned anything from his ban?

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<![CDATA[Stan Mikita Diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:06:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/152817503.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita, a fixture at the United Center in recent years, is dealing with Lew body dementia, his family confirmed on Friday.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Trade Adam Clendening to Canucks ]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:48:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/1173086681.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks took advantage of their defensive prospect depth on Thursday night as they dealt Adam Clendening to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Gustav Forsling.

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