<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Madhouse Enforcer | Chicago Blackhawks NHL Blog]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/madhouse-enforcer http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:02:47 -0600 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:02:47 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Starstruck: Blackhawks Throttle Stars ]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 21:50:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+dallas+stars+kane+0206.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks avenged a blowout loss to the Dallas Stars earlier this season by beating their Central Division rivals 5-1 on Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[Report: Blackhawks, Blues Could Play Outdoors]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 09:51:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+outside+game.jpg
According to a new report, the Chicago Blackhawks may be heading outdoors yet again for a game next season, taking on the St. Louis Blues at Busch Stadium.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to Extend Division Lead vs. Stars]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 18:25:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+dallas+stars+kane+0206.jpg
The top two teams in the Central Division will go head to head on Saturday night as the Chicago Blackhawks battle the Dallas Stars in the Lone Star State.

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<![CDATA[Michael Leighton Nears AHL Record for Career Shutouts]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:49:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Michael+Leighton.jpg
Rockford IceHogs goaltender Michael Leighton could make history on Friday night as he tries to break an AHL record that has stood for nearly 60 years.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Stat Pack: Toews, Panarin Join Exclusive Company]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:30:31 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CHI+PITTS.jpg
Four different Chicago Blackhawks players achieved some pretty remarkable feats on Thursday, leading us into our first ever Madhouse Enforcer Blackhawks Stat Pack.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Beat Coyotes 5-4 ]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 23:02:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-508474968.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks got Jonathan Toews back on Thursday night, and the captain delivered as he scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give his team a 5-4 win over the Arizona Coyotes.

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<![CDATA[Corey Crawford Babysits Pair of Lucky Blackhawks Fans]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:18:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Corey+Crawford3.jpg
In a new video released by the Chicago Blackhawks, goaltender Corey Crawford exchanges his pads for a spatula and a bowl as he babysits a pair of lucky fans.
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<![CDATA[Crawford Helps Blackhawks to 2-1 Win Over Avalanche ]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:52:43 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/198*120/GettyImages-508083232.jpg
Richard Panik did his best Jonathan Toews imitation, scoring a goal and even playing on the top line at times.

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<![CDATA[Capitals, Not Blackhawks, Favorites to Win Stanley Cup]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:41:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/stanley+cup+alone.jpg
Despite having the best record in the Western Conference, the Chicago Blackhawks are not the top dog when it comes to Stanley Cup championship odds.

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<![CDATA[Leighton, Dowell Shine in AHL All-Star Game]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:40:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Leighton+Dowell.jpg
The Central Division was triumphant in the AHL All-Star Game on Monday night in Syracuse, and two members of the Rockford IceHogs played a prominent role in the win.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Darling Announces Engagement on Instagram]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:44:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Darling.png
The All-Star break is a time for rest and relaxation, but for one member of the Chicago Blackhawks, it also provided an opportunity to pop a life-changing question.
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<![CDATA[Corey Crawford Named as One of NHL's Three Stars of January ]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:50:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-477496582.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford won nine games and registered two shutouts, and as a result he was named one of the NHL's Three Stars for January.

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<![CDATA[Pacific Division Wins NHL All-Star Game]]> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 20:48:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/John+Scott1.jpg
John Scott scored two goals and was named All-Star Game MVP on Sunday night as the Pacific Division beat the Atlantic Division 1-0.

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<![CDATA[Patrick Kane Scores, "Fights" John Scott]]> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 19:11:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Kane+Scott.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane helped provide one of the more memorable moments of the NHL All-Star Game as he scored a goal and had a brief tussle with John Scott.

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<![CDATA[Patrick Kane Elicits Loud Boos from Nashville Crowd]]> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 15:33:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/patrick+kane+john+scott+nhl.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane is representing the Central Division at the NHL All-Star Game, but during the skills competition event, he was booed loudly by Nashville fans.

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<![CDATA[Patrick Kane Will Participate in Three Skills Competition Events ]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:03:43 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Patrick+Kane2.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane is the team's lone representative in Nashville for the NHL All-Star Game, and he'll have a full schedule as he's participating in three skills competition events.

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<![CDATA[Toews to Miss All-Star Game, Suspended for One Hawks Game]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:14:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Blackhawks+Toews.jpg
Jonathan Toews will not play in Sunday’s All-Star game because of an illness that forced him to be pulled from Tuesday’s game against the Hurricanes.

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<![CDATA[Awards Watch: Kane, Panarin Serious Candidates at Break ]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:46:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/patrick+kane+buffalo.jpg
As the NHL hits its All-Star break, Madhouse Enforcer is debuting a new column where we take a look at which Chicago Blackhawks players could vie for some serious postseason hardware for their performance. ]]>
<![CDATA[Hurricanes Blow Away Blackhawks ]]> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 21:23:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/209*120/GettyImages-506987384.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks got their All-Star break off to an early start on Tuesday as they were blown out 5-0 by the Carolina Hurricanes.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Extend GM Stan Bowman's Contract]]> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:13:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Stan+Bowman.png
The Chicago Blackhawks have given General Manager Stan Bowman a three-year contract extension that will keep him in Chicago through the 2020-21 season.

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<![CDATA[Florida Fiasco: Panthers Pound Blackhawks 4-0 ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 21:24:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/208*120/GettyImages-506331912.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks went into the Sunshine State with a 12-game winning streak, but they're limping home as they were pounded 4-0 by the Panthers on Friday night.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Streak Snapped at 12 ]]> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 21:18:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/506153438.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks' 12 game-winning streak came to an end on Thursday night as they fell by a 2-1 score to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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<![CDATA[Ring the Alarm: Panik Out for Hawks Thursday ]]> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 17:43:07 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/191*120/506090984.jpg
Despite scoring a goal in each of his last two games, Richard Panik will not suit up for the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, but his play isn't the reason why he's been benched.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Acquire Jiri Sekac in Trade With Ducks]]> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 13:05:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jiri+Sekac.png
In an interesting move, the Chicago Blackhawks acquired Jiri Sekac from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Ryan Garbutt.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Win 12th Straight ]]> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 22:03:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/505741370.jpg
They were badly outshot again, but it didn't matter as the Chicago Blackhawks set a new franchise record by winning their 12th straight game in a 4-1 victory over the Nashville Predators.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to Win 12th Straight as They Tangle With Predators]]> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 20:42:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/505738978.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are looking for their 12th consecutive win on Tuesday night as they head to Nashville to battle the Predators.

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<![CDATA[Where Does Blackhawks' Streak Rank All-Time in Chicago?]]> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 16:40:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Hawks+win+11+Straight.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have won 11 straight games, but where does that winning streak rank them all-time in the Windy City?

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<![CDATA[Kane Named NHL's First Star ]]> Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:23:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/patrick+kane+buffalo.jpg
With his first career regular season hat trick under his belt and the Chicago Blackhawks on an 11-game winning streak, Patrick Kane received yet another accolade from the NHL on Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Beat Canadiens 5-2]]> Sun, 17 Jan 2016 20:49:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Hawks+win+11+Straight1.jpg
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane each scored goals on Sunday night as the Chicago Blackhawks won their 11th consecutive game in a 5-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Demote Bryan Bickell]]> Sun, 17 Jan 2016 13:30:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bryan+Bickell2.jpg
For the second time this season, the Chicago Blackhawks have sent forward Bryan Bickell to the AHL's Rockford IceHogs.

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<![CDATA[Kane Scores Three as Hawks Win Again]]> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 21:00:46 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Patrick+Kane+Hat+Trick.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane has had some remarkable achievements during his NHL career, but in Friday's 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs, he did something that he's never done before.

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<![CDATA[Quenneville Moves Into 2nd on All-Time Wins List ]]> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 21:44:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/quenneville-1-22.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville passed Al Arbour on the all-time wins list on Thursday night, but he's still got quite a ways to go to get to the top of that ranking.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Make it 9 in a Row With 2-1 Win at Montreal ]]> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 21:40:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/210*120/GettyImages-505037070+%281%29.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are now tied for first place in the Central Division following a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look for Ninth Win in a Row]]> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 18:07:43 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/BLACKHAWKS13.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are seeking their ninth straight win as they take on the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Get Good, Bad News on Injury Front]]> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 12:36:31 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ARTEM+ANISIMOV1.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks got good and bad news on their injury report Thursday, with one important player returning to the lineup and another one out for their game against the Montreal Canadiens.

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<![CDATA[Anisimov Stays Home as Blackhawks Head to Montreal ]]> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:23:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ANISIMOV.jpg
After missing Tuesday's game with an illness, Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov did not travel with the team to Montreal for their Thursday tilt against the Canadiens.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Win Eighth in a Row ]]> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 22:28:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/202*120/GettyImages-504725552.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks continued their red-hot play on Tuesday night when they knocked off the Nashville Predators by a score of 3-1.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Extend Coach Quenneville's Contract]]> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 13:33:29 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Coach+Q.png
The Chicago Blackhawks announced Tuesday a three-year contract extension for Head Coach Joel Quenneville.

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<![CDATA[Hossa Scores Twice as Hawks Bury Avalanche]]> Sun, 10 Jan 2016 20:40:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hossa+shaw+avalanche+score.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks used two goals apiece from Marian Hossa and Patrick Kane to bury the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 on Sunday night.

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<![CDATA[Danault, Blackhawks Beat Sabres 3-1 ]]> Fri, 08 Jan 2016 22:15:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-504083172+%281%29.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made it interesting, but Phillip Danault's first career goal gave the team a 3-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night.

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<![CDATA[Toews and Kane Had Top Selling Jerseys in NHL in 2015]]> Fri, 08 Jan 2016 15:16:36 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-475310212.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks stars Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane had the two top-selling jerseys in the NHL in 2015, but which player came out on top in the ranking?

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<![CDATA[Midseason Report: Three Biggest Hawks Surprises]]> Thu, 07 Jan 2016 13:44:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CHI+PITTS.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have passed the halfway point in their 2015-16 season, and we're taking a look at three of the most surprising developments from the first 42 games of this season.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Win Fifth Straight in 3-1 Triumph]]> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 22:06:40 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/GettyImages-503699196.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks won their fifth straight game on Wednesday night as they knocked off the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1.

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<![CDATA[Were These Blackhawks Snubbed for All-Star Berths?]]> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:59:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CHI+PITTS.jpg
Two members of the Chicago Blackhawks will be in Nashville for the NHL All-Star Game, but were there more players that should have been invited from the defending Stanley Cup champions?

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<![CDATA[Jonathan Toews Named to NHL All-Star Game Roster]]> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 12:42:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Toews3.png
The Chicago Blackhawks already got one representative in the 2016 NHL All-Star Game, but Central Division captain Patrick Kane will be joined by another one of his teammates in the contest.

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<![CDATA[Kane to be Honored by Blackhawks Sunday]]> Sat, 02 Jan 2016 13:46:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Patrick+Kane1.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will hold a ceremony on Sunday night to honor Patrick Kane's 26-game point streak.

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