<![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 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:03:36 -0600 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:03:36 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Madhouse Enforcer vs. Alex Quigley: And the Winner Is.....]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:55:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/181*120/462199130.jpg
Team Toews beat Team Foligno in Sunday's NHL All-Star Game, but could Alex Quigley score a similar victory over a team picked by Madhouse Enforcer's James Neveau?]]>
<![CDATA[McNeill Scores Hat Trick as West Wins AHL All-Star Classic]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:53:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/168*120/108248873.jpg
Two of the Chicago Blackhawks' top prospects suited up for the Western Conference All-Stars in the AHL All-Star Classic Monday, and Mark McNeill and T.J. Brennan put on quite a show in the game.

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<![CDATA[Kane, Roenick Take "Best Selfie Ever" ]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:43:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/168*120/457975343.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane was busy playing in the NHL All-Star Game in Columbus, but Jeremy Roenick made sure to take a selfie with the star during an in-game interview.

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<![CDATA[Toews Racks Up Five Points as Team Toews Wins ASG]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:38:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/462185766.jpg
Jonathan Toews capped off his weekend as an All-Star captain by scoring a goal and dishing out four assists as his team secured a 17-12 win over Team Foligno Sunday night in the NHL All-Star Game.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Place Versteeg on LTIR]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:06:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/484439329.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made a roster move on Sunday night, assigning Kris Versteeg to long-term injured reserve and recalling Dennis Rasmussen from Rockford.

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<![CDATA[Kane Bests Toews in Skills Competition ]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:10:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/462102216.jpg
Boosted by Patrick Kane's victory over Jonathan Toews in accuracy shooting, Team Foligno won Saturday night's All-Star Skills Competition by a score of 25-19.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks to Play Wild in 2016 Outdoor Game ]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:18:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/475965333.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will be heading outdoors again next season, as they will take on the Minnesota Wild at TCF Bank Stadium in 2016.

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<![CDATA[World Cup of Hockey to Take Place in 2016]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:45:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bettman-gary.jpg
The NHL and NHLPA announced a new World Cup of Hockey tournament on Saturday, saying that the event will take place in September 2016 in Toronto.]]>
<![CDATA[Kane, Toews Square Off in Accuracy Shooting Event]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:26:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Kane+Toews.jpg
Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are on opposite teams at the NHL All-Star Game this weekend, and the duo will face off in Accuracy Shooting at Saturday's Skills Competition.

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<![CDATA[Foligno vs. Toews: How Each Team Should Line Up Sunday]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:43:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/462023210.jpg
Nobody asked us, but we thought it would be fun to play the role of Darryl Sutter and Peter Laviolette and select our ideal lineups for Team Toews and Team Foligno for Sunday's NHL All-Star Game.

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<![CDATA[Toews, Kane Go Head-to-Head in All-Star Draft ]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:12:04 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/170892894.jpg
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane were already slated to be on separate teams for the NHL All-Star Game, but Brent Seabrook and Duncan Keith will also be lining up on opposite sides of the ice after Friday night's...

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<![CDATA[Predators, Jets Striving to Keep Blackhawks from Central Title]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:12:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/186*120/462026654.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks aren't defending Central Division champions, and they're not in first place at the All-Star Break, but players within the division still look at them as the team to beat.]]>
<![CDATA[Seabrook, Crawford Trying to Enjoy First All-Star Game]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:04:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/492003357.jpg
While guys like Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews have been to the All-Star Game before, Brent Seabrook and Corey Crawford are focused on taking it all in as they prepare to make their debut in the midseason...]]>
<![CDATA[Project Near UC Could Pave Way For New 'Hawks Facility]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:56:31 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/494195081.jpg
A new office building for employees of the United Center will rise just to the east of the stadium by the fall of next year, officials announced Thursday. But that construction project could be just one step to...

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<![CDATA[Report: Blackhawks to Play Wild Outdoors Next Season]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:13:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/475984677.jpg
For the third year in a row, it appears that the Chicago Blackhawks will play in an outdoor game, as reports are swirling that the team will take on the Minnesota Wild in a Stadium Series game in the 2015-16...]]>
<![CDATA[Shaw Scores Twice as Hawks Throttle Coyotes]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:07:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/460889844.jpg
Aided by two Andrew Shaw goals, the Chicago Blackhawks finished off a homestand with a flourish as they beat the Arizona Coyotes by a score of 6-1 on Tuesday night.

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<![CDATA[Which Blackhawks Should Participate in Skills Competition? ]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:59:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/patrick+kane+avalanche+game.jpg
The NHL announced their new format for the Skills Competition during All-Star Weekend, but which Chicago Blackhawks should participate in which events?]]>
<![CDATA[Surging Saad Keeps Blackhawks Afloat in Tough Stretch ]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:56:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/457276698.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks' defense hasn't been up to snuff in recent games, but their offense continues to churn thanks to the impressive exploits of Brandon Saad.

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<![CDATA[Carcillo Suspended Six Games for Cross-Check]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:41:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/456997878.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo has been suspended for six games by the NHL after a cross-check that injured Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault on Friday night.

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<![CDATA[Carcillo Offered In-Person Hearing After Friday Incident]]> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 16:51:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/456997878.jpg
After his vicious cross-check against Jets forward Mathieu Perreault on Friday, Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo was offered an in-person hearing by the NHL's Department of Player Safety on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Jets Use Late Surge to Best Blackhawks 4-2]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 22:17:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/167*120/461652760.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks scored just 53 seconds into the game, but it wasn't enough as the Winnipeg Jets won a 4-2 contest at the United Center Friday night.

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<![CDATA[Fall Out Boy to Perform at All-Star Game]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:47:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/181*120/460791158.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks won't be the only Windy City product on the ice at the NHL All-Star Game, as Fall Out Boy will perform in the first intermission of the contest.]]>
<![CDATA[Shaw Demoted from Hawks' Power Play Unit]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:46:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/shaw_4-23.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made some adjustments to their power play on Thursday, dropping Andrew Shaw from the rotation and adding Brent Seabrook to the first power play unit.

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<![CDATA[Jonathan Toews Named Captain in NHL All-Star Game ]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:30:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/15a.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will be well-represented in Columbus at the NHL All-Star Game, and they'll be heavily involved in leadership as well as Jonathan Toews was named as one of two captains in the game.

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<![CDATA[NHL All-Star Game: Madhouse Enforcer vs. Alex Quigley]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:49:43 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks-bruins-G6-4.jpg
In honor of the NHL All-Star Game Fantasy Draft, Alex Quigley of 87.7 The Game will see if he can best Madhouse Enforcer in a game of All-Star pick 'em.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Best Wild 4-1 ]]> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 21:50:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/170*120/487887751.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks haven't been known for their hot starts this season, but two first period goals helped them to a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild Sunday night.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to Bounce Back vs. Wild]]> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 17:48:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/173*120/460763932.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are likely looking forward to the four-day break in their schedule coming up, but they'll have to make sure to bear down as they take on the Minnesota Wild on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Midterm Report: Five Key Players]]> Sat, 10 Jan 2015 16:20:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/485403887.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will be looking to secure home-ice advantage in the postseason in the second half of the regular season, and they'll need these five players to step up.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Drop Tough 5-2 Decision to Oilers]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 23:51:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/457968624.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks were in Friday night's game right until the very end, but Nail Yakupov's late insurance goal sealed Chicago's fate as the Edmonton Oilers grabbed a 5-2 victory.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look for Another Win vs. Oilers Friday]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 17:52:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/458233150.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will hit the road on Friday as they take on the Edmonton Oilers, and they will be trying to win their sixth straight game against the lowly club.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Midseason Report: First Half MVP ]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 14:51:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/458307842.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are halfway through the 2014-15 season, and as they prepare to embark on the second half of the campaign, we ask a simple question: who is the team's MVP?

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<![CDATA[NHL All-Star Game Jerseys Revealed]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 14:50:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495200257.jpg
Five Chicago Blackhawks players will be participating in the NHL All-Star Game in Columbus on January 25, and on Friday we got our first look at the jerseys they'll be wearing.

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<![CDATA[Three Stars: Bickell Scores Twice as Hawks Triumph]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 09:04:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/169*120/4597321621.jpg
Bryan Bickell scored two goals and Brad Richards added three assists as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Thursday, but were their performances good enough for First Star honors?

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Knock Off Wild 4-2]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 21:56:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*121/464700191.jpg
Bryan Bickell scored twice, and Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp each scored goals as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Midterm Report: Five Lessons Learned]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 13:27:07 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*122/456092778.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will hit the halfway point of the season on Thursday night, and we are recapping the first half with five lessons we've learned about the team so far.

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<![CDATA[Madhouse Enforcer's Midseason NHL Awards ]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 12:37:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/AP120331179420.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are in the thick of the President's Trophy race, but how did they fare when we picked our NHL Award winners for the first half of the season?

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<![CDATA[NHL to Use New Tracking Technology in All-Star Game ]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 16:55:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/456992850.jpg
With other sports leagues already implementing new technology, the NHL will jump into the fray at the All-Star Game, using chips in jerseys and pucks to track player information and stats like never before.

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<![CDATA[Road to the Winter Classic: Episode 4 Recap ]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:52:10 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/460973402.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals met last week in the Winter Classic, and the final episode of "Road to the Winter Classic" profiles all the action as the two teams battle.

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<![CDATA[Versteeg Has Surgery on Broken Hand ]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:45:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/484439329.jpg
While the Chicago Blackhawks were struggling to score against the Colorado Avalanche, they still made some news off the ice as one of their players underwent surgery.

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<![CDATA[Avalanche Shutout Blackhawks 2-0 Tuesday]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 22:10:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/459131510.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks attempted 92 shots on goal and got 54 of them on net, but Semyon Varlamov stopped them all as the Colorado Avalanche picked up a 2-0 victory on Tuesday night.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to Bury Avalanche Tuesday Night]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:51:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/460959814.jpg
It seems appropriate that the Colorado Avalanche would come through town during an epic cold snap, and the Chicago Blackhawks will look to be rude hosts as the two sides square off Tuesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Nordstrom, Brennan Named AHL All-Stars]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:13:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/162*120/490146297.jpg
The Rockford IceHogs are in the top spot of the AHL's Midwest Division, and they were recognized for that performance Tuesday as two of their players were named All-Stars.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Convention Passes On Sale Monday]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:11:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Blackhawks_convention.jpg
The 8th annual Blackhawks Convention will be held at the Chicago Hilton July 17-19, and passes for the event will go on sale Jan. 12 at 10 a.m., the team announced Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Kane's Jersey Tops Sales Numbers in 2014]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:33:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/patrick+kane+avalanche+game.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks' popularity continues to assert itself, as Patrick Kane finished in the number one spot in terms of jersey sales in 2014.]]>
<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Carcillo Eager to Grow from Benching]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 06:56:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/456997878.jpg
The big story around the Chicago Blackhawks this weekend was Teuvo Teravainen's recall from Rockford, but one winger who was a healthy scratch Sunday also provides an interesting subplot to the proceedings.

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<![CDATA[Three Stars: Sharp's Goal Lifts Hawks to Win]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 06:53:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495200257.jpg
In a tough division like the Central Division, every point is critical and the Chicago Blackhawks grabbed two of them on Sunday night in a win over the Dallas Stars.

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<![CDATA[Sharp Goal Beats Stars 5-4 Sunday]]> Sun, 04 Jan 2015 22:07:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/460889976.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks trailed on four different occasions to the Dallas Stars, but they were able to come back every time and used a Patrick Sharp overtime goal to win a 5-4 decision.

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<![CDATA[Surging Stars Provide Tough Test for Blackhawks]]> Sun, 04 Jan 2015 16:18:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/460958150.jpg
Earlier in the season it appeared that the hype surrounding the Dallas Stars was misplaced, but after a recent hot streak, they look to pose a stern test for the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Teravainen to Center Fourth Line vs. Stars ]]> Sun, 04 Jan 2015 13:55:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/480591565.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks' lineup will have a bit of a different look on Sunday night as they welcome two of their big-name prospects to the ice against the Dallas Stars.

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<![CDATA[Kane, Toews Named Starters in All-Star Game]]> Sat, 03 Jan 2015 17:19:46 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/459636036.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will be well-represented at the NHL All-Star Game in Columbus with five players being named starters for the contest.

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