<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Madhouse Enforcer | Chicago Blackhawks NHL Blog]]> Copyright 2014 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, 31 Oct 2014 11:38:15 -0500 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:38:15 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Blackhawks Beat Senators 5-4]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:54:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/185*120/458130852.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks struggled at times, but Patrick Sharp's shootout goal and Marian Hossa's 1000th career point lifted them to a 5-4 win over the Ottawa Senators Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Toews Lists Lakeshore East Condo]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:38:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009468931_1200x675_349955651625.jpg
Captain lists 39th floor condo for $2.25 million as reports fly he's looking for a larger home.]]>
<![CDATA[Gibson, Ducks Shut Out Blackhawks 1-0]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:10:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/458011722.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks put 38 shots on goal on Tuesday night, but it wasn't enough as Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson stopped all of them in a 1-0 victory.

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<![CDATA[Raanta vs. Darling: Who Will Win Blackhawks' Back-Up Battle? ]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:23:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/452324639.jpg
Scott Darling will make his second straight start for the Chicago Blackhawks Tuesday night. Could Antti Raanta's status as the team's back-up to Corey Crawford be in question?

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<![CDATA[Seabrook Slap Shot Caps Blackhawks Win]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:52:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/166647640.jpg
Brent Seabrook fired home a slap shot goal in the second period, and Scott Darling made 32 saves as the Chicago Blackhawks knocked off the Ottawa Senators. Which one of them won First Star honors in the game?

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Darling Gets First NHL Win Over Senators ]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:51:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/456093968.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks had a rookie goaltender in net on Sunday, and Scott Darling delivered as he made 32 saves in a 2-1 victory.

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<![CDATA[Sharp, Versteeg Shine as Hawks Lose to Blues ]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:50:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/484439389.jpg
Aggressive plays by Patrick Sharp and Brad Richards may not have led to a Chicago Blackhawks victory on Saturday, but they were good signs moving forward, as we see in this edition of Three Stars.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to End Two-Game Skid vs. Ottawa Sunday]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 16:28:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks-red-wings-G4-2.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will look to end a brief two-game losing streak on Sunday when they take on the Ottawa Senators at the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Blues Sneak Past Blackhawks 3-2 Saturday Night ]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:31:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/484439329.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks got on the board in the first minute of the game, but three unanswered goals sent the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 victory on Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[Rose Says Kane Pushes Him to Excel on Court for Bulls]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:48:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/457315830.jpg
It's no secret that Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane is a basketball fan, but apparently Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is a fan of the way Kane plays hockey as well.

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<![CDATA[Three Stars: Smith, Shaw Shine as Hawks Fall ]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:01:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/174*120/456929204.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks may not have won Thursday's game against the Nashville Predators, but several players had performances worthy of note, as we see in this edition of Three Stars.

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<![CDATA[Predators Power Past Blackhawks 3-2]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:29:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/456992640.jpg
Ben Smith and Andrew Shaw scored goals for the Chicago Blackhawks, but a James Neal hat trick powered the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 win on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Crawford to Miss Upcoming Road Trip ]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:58:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/456957794.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford won't be making the team's road trip this week, missing games against the Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues.

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<![CDATA[Three Stars: Kane, Raanta Lead Hawks to Victory]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:54:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/457629866.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks reeled off their fourth win in five games Tuesday, but which player was more crucial to their success: Patrick Kane or Antti Raanta?

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Ground Flyers in 4-0 Win ]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:30:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/167*120/457623210.jpg
Antti Raanta was perfect in his first start of the season, and Patrick Kane scored twice as the Chicago Blackhawks knocked off the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 4-0 on Tuesday night.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Goal Horn Rated as Best in NHL]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:04:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495182647.jpg
Whenever the Chicago Blackhawks score, "Chelsea Dagger" pulsates through the United Center speakers, and Sports Illustrated showed its love of the tradition by ranking it the best goal celebration song in...

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<![CDATA[Crawford Out vs. Flyers, Raanta to Start]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:05:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/177*120/456992758.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford has been stellar so far this season, but he'll be watching from the press box Tuesday as an injury will force him to miss the game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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<![CDATA[Line Shuffle Continues as Versteeg Joins Second Line]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:30:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/486345985.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will be looking to get their offense going again as Joel Quenneville has put Kris Versteeg on the second line in his latest line shuffle.

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<![CDATA[Madhouse Enforcer's Central Division Power Rankings: Week 2]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:07:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/457315830.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks topped the rankings last week, but after their first loss of the season, can they maintain that position this time around?

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<![CDATA[3 Stars: Toews, Oduya Key as Hawks Down Predators]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:32:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*121/456942532.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks outshot the Nashville Predators by a wide margin, but it took a sparkling two-way play by Jonathan Toews to deliver them a 2-1 victory on Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[OT Goal Gives Blackhawks 2-1 Victory Over Predators]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:24:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/457315830.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks scored on their first and last shots of the game Saturday night, and it was enough to give them a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Sidney Crosby Emulating Patrick Kane]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:40:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495442373.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane has some of the best stick-handling skills in the NHL, and center Sidney Crosby is looking to emulate his skills.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Waive Kyle Cumiskey, Trim Roster to 22]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:37:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/456609836.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks kept Kyle Cumiskey out of training camp as an insurance policy on the blue line, but with news that the team has waived him, what is the next step?

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<![CDATA[Hossa Misses Practice, but Should Play Wednesday vs. Flames]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:44:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/456992906.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa didn't practice with the team Tuesday, but head coach Joel Quenneville said that his winger should be in the lineup when they take on Calgary on Wednesday night.

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<![CDATA[Carcillo Discusses the Decline of Enforcers in NHL ]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:17:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/456997878.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo had some interesting thoughts on the decline of the enforcer in the NHL, but is his role all it's cracked up to be?

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<![CDATA[Central Division Power Rankings: Week 1]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:41:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/456992640.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have won their first two games, but can they overcome the Minnesota Wild and Nashville Predators for the top spot in our first Power Rankings of the season?

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<![CDATA[Three Stars: Hossa, Saad Help Hawks Romp Over Sabres]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 07:42:44 -0500 Marian Hossa-Hockey-Stara Lubovna, Slovakia/ Chicago, IL
Local look: Hossa signed a 12-year contract with the Blackhawks in 2009 after playing for both the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings.
Hyper-local tidbit: He was the first player to appear in three straight Stanley Cup Finals representing three different clubs. ]]>
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Local look: Hossa signed a 12-year contract with the Blackhawks in 2009 after playing for both the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings.
Hyper-local tidbit: He was the first player to appear in three straight Stanley Cup Finals representing three different clubs. ]]>
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The Chicago Blackhawks got their home slate off to a rousing start on Saturday, dispatching the Buffalo Sabres by a score of 6-2 behind great efforts from Marian Hossa and Brandon Saad.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Are Enforcers Necessary in Today's NHL? ]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:23:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Daniel+Carcillo+getty+cup+champs.JPG
The Chicago Blackhawks have Brandon Mashinter and Daniel Carcillo in the fold to be their agitator/enforcer, but in the eyes of one columnist, those roster spots are wasted.]]>
<![CDATA[Three Stars: Crawford Steals Win as Hawks Triumph]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:55:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/456957794.jpg
Corey Crawford made 32 saves in Thursday's game against the Dallas Stars, but was it enough to nail down the top spot in our first Three Stars countdown of the season?

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Win 3-2 Over Stars]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 22:55:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/456960180.jpg
They only had 11 shots through two periods, but thanks to a goal by Patrick Sharp and a shootout tally from Patrick Kane, the Chicago Blackhawks grabbed a 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Speedy Stars Perfect Test for Hawks' New Defensive Pairings]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 18:07:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/456609836.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will open up their season against the Dallas Stars Thursday night, and with two new defensemen in the mix, they'll be in for a stern test in the opener.

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<![CDATA[2014-15 NHL Predictions: Stanley Cup Playoffs]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:45:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP951214797254.jpg
Can the Los Angeles Kings repeat as Stanley Cup champions, or will the Chicago Blackhawks or Tampa Bay Lightning knock them off the throne?

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<![CDATA[2014-15 NHL Predictions: Pacific Division]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:27:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/211*120/kings+quick+kopitar+492803037_10.jpg
The Los Angeles Kings are coming off of a Stanley Cup victory in June, but can they fend off the loaded Anaheim Ducks in a freeway face-off for the Pacific Division crown?

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<![CDATA[Can the Blackhawks Win Their Division?]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:34:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/178*120/492775067.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks ended up finishing in third place in their division in 2014, but can they rebound and knock off the Colorado Avalanche from their throne?

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<![CDATA[Madhouse Enforcer's 2014-15 NHL Predictions: Atlantic Division]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 08:52:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks-7223.jpg
Can the Boston Bruins repeat their President's Trophy win this season, or will the Tampa Bay Lightning ascend to the throne? Madhouse Enforcer examines this question in the first set of our NHL predictions.

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<![CDATA[NHL Predictions: Metropolitan Division]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 08:50:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/475984747.jpg
Can Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins fend off the young and hungry Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Islanders? We make our picks today in the Metropolitan Division.

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<![CDATA[Versteeg, Rozsival Could Miss Blackhawks Season Opener]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:24:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/452316025.jpg
The season hasn't even started yet, but the Chicago Blackhawks might be down two regular players on Thursday as Kris Versteeg and Michal Rozsival might miss the season opener.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Finalize Roster for Start of 2014-15 Season]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:22:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495205629.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will carry 23 players into the regular season opener Thursday, with Trevor van Riemsdyk and Kyle Cumiskey both making the roster.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Place Mashinter on IR, Reducing Roster to 23]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:26:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/177*120/162805798.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks' roster now stands at 23 players, with forward Brandon Mashinter being placed on injured reserve retroactive to October 1.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Average Ticket Price Down From Last Year]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:12:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495442373.jpg
While ticket prices went up for season and single-game tickets for the Chicago Blackhawks, resale sites are reporting that prices for seats on the secondary market are down 13 percent.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks to Unveil Renovated Mag Mile Store]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:03:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495205527.jpg
With just two days until the Chicago Blackhawks officially kick off hockey season, the team is giving fans even more to look forward to.

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<![CDATA[Top 10 Most Important Blackhawks: No. 5 Corey Crawford]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:34:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/161*120/494777645.jpg
Madhouse Enforcer cracks the Top 5 in today's edition of the countdown, with goaltender Corey Crawford snagging the spot as he tries to live up to his new contract.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Trade Leddy to Islanders]]> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 15:46:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/492774019.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks came into the offseason needing to make a trade to clear salary cap space, and they did just that on Saturday, sending defenseman Nick Leddy to the New York Islanders.

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<![CDATA[Keeping Carcillo Would Make No Sense for Blackhawks]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:19:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/daniel-carcillo-cup.jpg
As much as Joel Quenneville wants a gritty forward on his roster, cap constraints and losing a guy like Jeremy Morin wouldn't be worth it for the Chicago Blackhawks to keep Daniel Carcillo around.

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<![CDATA[Artist Re-Imagines Blackhawks Jersey as Soccer Kit ]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:04:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/484439389.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks' uniform is one of the most iconic in sports, and one artist has drawn up what it would look like as part of a soccer kit.

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<![CDATA[Hartman Reassigned as Blackhawks Trim Roster to 27]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:56:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/177*120/172013920.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks continued their roster housekeeping on Thursday morning when they sent 2013 first round pick Ryan Hartman to the Rockford IceHogs.

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<![CDATA[Political Reporter Tries Hockey]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:04:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ahern-hockey.jpg
10/01/14: NBC Chicago's Mary Ann Ahern took a swing in Wednesday night's "Shoot the Puck" challenge.]]>
<![CDATA[Flyers Backtrack on Decision to Pull Skimpy Ice Crew]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:31:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/icegirlsap.jpg
All-male crew booed mercilessly by Philadelphia fans.

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