<![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 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:08:19 -0500 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:08:19 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Predators' Playoff Ticket Policy Looks to Keep Out Hawks Fans]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:44:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*130/480240741.jpg
Two years ago Bears fans invaded downtown Nashville drank them dry and took over titans stadium. Five years ago Blackhawk fans took over Bridgestone Arena enroute to a Stanley Cup Playoff series win.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Ink Kyle Baun to NHL Contract]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:07:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/185*120/cd0ymzcznguwzdbhnduynddiytjhm2yyzthlmtjjotqwyyznptljmmu5zwq1nzhhnzzlmdvkzjlmndjiymqzy2uynmex.jpeg
The Chicago Blackhawks added another forward to their roster on Thursday, signing Colgate University forward Kyle Baun to a contract.

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<![CDATA[Andrew "Hamburglar" Hammond Lifting Senators Toward Playoff Glory]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:15:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/467337528.jpg
Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew "Hamburglar" Hammond has played lights out hockey and been embraced by Senators fans in a really unique way.

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<![CDATA[Jonathan Toews' Top Five Blackhawks Moments ]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:18:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/456992850.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews notched his 500th career NHL point on Monday night, and we thought it would be appropriate to celebrate by looking back at his top five moments with the Hawks.

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<![CDATA[Ranking the Blackhawks' Potential Playoff Opponents]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:07:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/186*120/466768664.jpg
The Stanley Cup Playoffs pose tough challenges throughout as teams try to lift the historic trophy, but is there a first round opponent that should scare the Chicago Blackhawks more than any other?

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<![CDATA[VIDEO: Patrick Kane Shows Off Puck-Handling Skills]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:57:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*121/464523260.jpg
Everyone knows that Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane is one of the best puck handlers in the game, but a new video adds a new layer to his legend as it shows his skills at ice level.

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<![CDATA[Western Conference Playoff Update]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:05:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/167*120/461652760.jpg
With less than three weeks to go in the NHL regular season, we set the stage for the playoff battles still brewing in the Western Conference.

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<![CDATA[Central Division Power Rankings: Week 25]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:19:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/031815rangers.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks dropped a 4-0 game to the Dallas Stars Saturday, but was that enough to prevent them from ascending to the top spot of this week's Power Rankings?

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Season Ticket Prices Go Up Yet Again]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 13:53:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+tickets+getty.jpg
Crain's Chicago Business reports the cost to buy season tickets will increase for the sixth year in a row next season, making a seat at the United Center to watch a game among the most expensive in the NHL.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Agree to Entry-Level Deal with Hinostroza]]> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 20:57:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/177*120/146931441.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks locked up one of their young prospects on Saturday, inking forward Vincent Hinostroza to a three-year entry-level contract.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to Leave Dallas Seeing Stars Saturday]]> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 17:35:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/4569929061.jpg
The Dallas Stars are embracing their role as spoilers at the moment, so the Chicago Blackhawks will have to tread carefully as the two teams meet on Saturday night in Texas.

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<![CDATA[Kane "Flying" on Ice at Friday Skate, Quenneville Says]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:41:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*122/456092778.jpg
Out since late February with a fractured clavicle, Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane hit the ice on Friday and was "flying," according to head coach Joel Quenneville.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Playoff Tickets Go On Sale Monday]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:07:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/topsports-hockey-AP516216701308.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are starting to heat up, and fans looking to get playoff tickets will be able to do so starting on Monday at noon.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Best Rangers 1-0 on Richards Goal]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:17:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/186*120/466768664.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks picked up their fourth straight win on Wednesday night as they knocked off the New York Rangers by a score of 1-0 in the Big Apple.]]>
<![CDATA[Three Stars: Islanders vs. Blackhawks]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:34:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/494198795.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made quick work of the New York Islanders on Tuesday night, but a couple of unsung heroes really made the difference for the team.]]>
<![CDATA[Shaw Won't Be Suspended, Fined for Headbutt vs. Islanders]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:24:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/460889844.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw was thrown out of Tuesday's game against the New York Islanders for head-butting Brock Nelson, but he won't face any further discipline from the NHL.

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<![CDATA[Video: Kane Takes on Toews in Epic One-On-One Battle]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:05:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks-bruins-G6-4.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are blessed with two of the best players in the game in Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, and a new video shows just how talented both guys are.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Knock Off Islanders 4-1 ]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 22:31:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/170*120/464336522.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks continued their recent winning ways as they knocked off the New York Islanders by a score of 4-1 on Tuesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Would Benefit from 3-on-3 Overtime ]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:23:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/465827509.jpg
The NHL is looking to implement 3-on-3 overtime next season, and the Chicago Blackhawks would be a team that would stand to benefit from the change.]]>
<![CDATA[Central Division Power Rankings ]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:45:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/450257639.jpg
The Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues are tied for the Central Division lead, but which one of them resides at the top of our Power Rankings?

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<![CDATA[Richards Goal Gives Blackhawks 2-1 Victory]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 23:50:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/167*120/465434380.jpg
Andrew Shaw and Brad Richards hadn't scored goals since January for the Chicago Blackhawks, but both players tallied goals on Thursday in a 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Blanked by Rangers Sunday]]> Sun, 08 Mar 2015 21:41:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/172*120/465627516.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks got 35 saves out of Corey Crawford on Sunday night, but it wasn't enough as Derick Brassard's overtime tally gave the New York Rangers a 1-0 victory.

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<![CDATA[Preview: Rangers vs. Blackhawks]]> Sun, 08 Mar 2015 18:23:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/168*120/456608962.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have won four of their last five games, but they will be in for a stern test on Sunday night as the New York Rangers skate into the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sneak Past Oilers 2-1 ]]> Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:14:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/167*120/465434380.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks got a late goal from Brent Seabrook and a shootout tally from Antoine Vermette to help Corey Crawford secure a 2-1 win on Friday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to Keep Momentum Going Against Oilers ]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:55:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495200257.jpg
Armed with new talent and fresh off a big win on home ice, the Chicago Blackhawks will look to continue their winning ways against the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Keith Helps Girl Achieve Goal]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:25:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cammy-duncan-keith.jpg
A little girl unable to speak or walk got a wish come true when she was able to take to the ice at Johnny's Icehouse and make a goal.

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<![CDATA[Desjardins In, Teravainen Out as Blackhawks Prepare for Oilers ]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:40:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/480591565.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks look like they're going to give the new guy a shot in the lineup on Friday night, as Andrew Desjardins replaced Teuvo Teravainen in the rotation during Thursday's practice.]]>
<![CDATA[Despite Struggles, Blackhawks Still Stanley Cup Favorites]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:24:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks+parade+2010+getty.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have been going through some serious struggles in recent weeks, but despite those setbacks they are still betting favorites to win the Stanley Cup.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Address Number of Needs in Trades ]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:54:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/177*120/blackhawks+coyotes+game+2.30.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks had a list of needs going into Monday's NHL trade deadline, and with their three acquisitions, they checked off a good number of them.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Send Ben Smith to San Jose]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:10:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks_blurb_1_5-21.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made a tweak to their roster ahead of Monday's NHL trade deadline, sending Ben Smith to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for forward Andrew Desjardins.

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<![CDATA[Sharp Dismisses Swirling Rumors, Ponders Legal Action]]> Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:17:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/484439389.jpg
With all sorts of rumors swirling about his personal life, Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Sharp fired back on Sunday, and his teammate called the speculation "laughable."

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Acquire Vermette from Coyotes in Blockbuster Trade ]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:09:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/172*120/blackhawks+coyotes+game+2.33.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made a huge trade to bolster their center depth on Saturday night, acquiring Antoine Vermette from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for defenseman Klas Dahlbeck and a first round draft...

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<![CDATA[Agent Says Sharp Won't be Traded Before Monday's Deadline ]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:07:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/460889976.jpg
Trade rumors have been swirling around Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp, but according to his agent, the team has assured him that he won't be traded before Monday's trade deadline.

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<![CDATA[Report: Blackhawks Pursuing Vermette Trade]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:15:18 -0500 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 11:27:15 -0500 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 22:43:01 -0500 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 18:46:11 -0500 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 18:07:38 -0500 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 16:41:15 -0500 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 13:27:24 -0500 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 12:46:28 -0500 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 15:46:38 -0500 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 15:13:17 -0500 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 13:39:48 -0500 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 13:00:33 -0500 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?]]>