<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Madhouse Enforcer | Chicago Blackhawks NHL Blog]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/madhouse-enforcer http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usThu, 05 May 2016 21:01:27 -0500Thu, 05 May 2016 21:01:27 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign Gustav Forsling to ELC: Report]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 14:29:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/177*120/GettyImages-511685190.jpg
It looks like the Chicago Blackhawks will have one of their top prospects competing for a roster spot in training camp this summer, as Gustav Forsling has reportedly signed a three-year entry level contract.

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<![CDATA[Artem Anisimov Undergoes Surgery on Right Wrist]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 16:04:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ARTEM+ANISIMOV1.jpg
With the Chicago Blackhawks done for the season, players continue to get injuries taken care of as Artem Anisimov underwent surgery on his right wrist.

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<![CDATA[Artemi Panarin Named as a Finalist for Calder Trophy]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 20:53:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Panarin.png
The Chicago Blackhawks had been shut out on NHL Awards voting until Monday night, when they finally got on the board with a finalist.

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<![CDATA[Corey Crawford Fails to Earn Vezina Trophy Nomination]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:04:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/crawford+GettyImages-506091184.jpg
The NHL revealed the three nominees for the Vezina Trophy on Wednesday night, and Chicago Blackhawks fans will not be happy with the three players selected.

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<![CDATA[Andrew Shaw Discusses Future With Blackhawks]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:33:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/andrew+shaw+GettyImages-522513894.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will have a tough decision to make regarding forward Andrew Shaw, and the winger spoke about his future as the team cleaned out their lockers Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Artemi Panarin Set to Represent Russia at World Championships]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:17:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Panarin.png
Chicago Blackhawks winger Artemi Panarin isn't done playing hockey for the summer, as he will pull on a new jersey this May.

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<![CDATA[Blues' Organist Delivers 'Chelsea Dagger' to Blackhawks After Loss]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:24:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-524252222.jpg
Normally when the Chicago Blackhawks hear the song "Chelsea Dagger," it means the team scored a goal. On Monday night, the tune took on a whole different meaning in St. Louis.

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<![CDATA[What Went Wrong for Blackhawks vs. Blues?]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:47:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-524277332.jpg
With the Chicago Blackhawks now eliminated from the postseason, there's one question on the minds of fans: what went wrong for the defending Stanley Cup champions?

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<![CDATA[Who to Root For: A Blackhawks Fan's Guide to the Playoffs]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:42:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/173*120/GettyImages-504406782.jpg
With the Chicago Blackhawks eliminated from the playoffs, which bandwagon should their fans jump onto?

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<![CDATA[Fans React to Disappointing Game 7 Loss]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:04:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000017521912_1200x675_673839683576.jpg
“There’s always next year” wasn't something we were prepared to have to say about our Chicago Blackhawks Monday night. NBC 5's Lauren Petty reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Quest for Cup Comes to Early End: Hawks Eliminated in Game 7]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:08:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Patrick+Kane1.png
The St. Louis Blues have eliminated the Chicago Blackhawks from the playoffs with a 3-2 victory in Game 7 on Monday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks vs. Blues: Three Keys to a Game 7 Victory]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:29:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+bluesGettyImages-521056044.jpg
Players dream of playing in a Game 7, and the Chicago Blackhawks will be looking to finish off an impressive comeback as they take on the St. Louls Blues on Monday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Teuvo Teravainen Will Play in Game 7 vs. Blues]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:05:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Teuvo+Teravainen.png
The Chicago Blackhawks will have Teuvo Teravainen in their lineup in Game 7 after the winger was absent from morning skate before Monday's game.

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<![CDATA[How Have the Blackhawks Fared in Game 7 Action?]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:54:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Blackhawks1.png
The Chicago Blackhawks have played in four Game 7's under head coach Joel Quenneville. How have they fared as a team, and which players have stood out in those critical contests?

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks-Blues Start Time Set for Game 7]]> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:11:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-523591654.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues will contest Game 7 of their series on Monday night, and the NHL announced the start time for the game after the Hawks' Game 6 win.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Beat Blues 6-3]]> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:00:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-522279592.jpg
There will be a Game 7 in the Gateway to the West Monday night as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 on Saturday night at the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Blues vs. Blackhawks: Three Keys to a Game 6 Victory]]> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 14:59:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-523113780.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will look to stay alive once again on Saturday night as they take on the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of their series at the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Andrew Shaw Rejoins Blackhawks Lineup Saturday Night]]> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 14:16:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/andrew+shaw+GettyImages-522513894.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will welcome Andrew Shaw back into their lineup on Saturday night, and he'll be skating with some familiar faces.

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<![CDATA[Blues' Pietrangelo: 'It Will Be Fun to Win' in Chicago]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:19:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Alex+Pietrangelo.png
St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo seems pretty confident that his team will eliminate the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night at the United Center, virtually guaranteeing a win.]]>
<![CDATA[Video: Pat Foley Rips NHL for Blackhawks' Late Game Starts]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:34:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pat+foley.jpg
With three of their games starting at 8:42 p.m., Chicago Blackhawks broadcaster Pat Foley had some choice words for the NHL's schedule-makers on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Beat Blues 4-3, Extend Season]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 06:04:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-523082990.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have beaten the St. Louis Blues 4-3 in Game 5, forcing a Game 6 in their series.

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<![CDATA[Toews, Kane United as Blackhawks Look to Avoid Elimination]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 18:12:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/toews+kane+GettyImages-493068540.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will unite Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane on a line Thursday night as they attempt to stave off elimination against the St. Louis Blues.

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<![CDATA[Opinion: A Blackhawks Comeback Difficult, But Hardly Impossible]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:47:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-522497502.jpg
It's incredibly difficult for an NHL team to come back from a 3-1 series deficit, but if any team has the ability and the knowledge of how to do it, it's the Chicago Blackhawks.

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<![CDATA[Shaw Apologizes for 'Insensitive Remarks' During Hawks Game]]> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:19:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Andrew+Shaw+NHL.png
Chicago Blackhawks’ forward Andrew Shaw said he is "sincerely sorry" for the comments he made after getting a penalty in the Blackhawks' loss to the St. Louis Blues Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Shaw Suspended After Use of Gay Slur During Hawks Game]]> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:39:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Andrew+Shaw+Game+4.png
Chicago Blackhawks’ forward Andrew Shaw has been suspended for one game after using a homophobic slur twice during Tuesday night’s playoff loss against the St. Louis Blues.

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<![CDATA[Video: Corey Crawford Throws Down With Robby Fabbri]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 23:17:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*128/GettyImages-522507568.jpg
Tuesday night was a tough one for the Chicago Blackhawks, and Corey Crawford had enough when he threw down against St. Louis Blues forward Robby Fabbri.

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<![CDATA[Blues Beat Blackhawks 4-3, Seize 3-1 Series Lead]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 23:31:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/186*120/GettyImages-522507592+%281%29.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will find themselves in a win-or-go-home situation on Thursday night as they dropped a 4-3 decision in Game 4 of their series with the St. Louis Blues.

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<![CDATA[Rundblad to Rejoin Blackhawks Lineup]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:59:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/David+Rundblad.png
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman David Rundblad has played hockey in Switzerland and in the AHL this season, but on Tuesday it looks like he'll resume his NHL career against the St. Louis Blues.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Drop Game 3 to Blues Sunday Afternoon]]> Sun, 17 Apr 2016 17:03:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-521928604.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are faced with a 2-1 series deficit as they lost Game 3 of their series with the St. Louis Blues on Sunday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Brent Seabrook Sets New Blackhawks Franchise Record]]> Sun, 17 Apr 2016 15:09:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-510423440.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook has cemented his place in team history on Sunday as he set a new team playoff record.

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<![CDATA[Blues vs. Blackhawks: Three Keys to a Game 3 Victory]]> Sun, 17 Apr 2016 12:58:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-521477280.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will be looking to grab a series lead over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday afternoon, and we have three keys to victory for the defending Stanley Cup champions.

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<![CDATA[Corey Crawford Sets New Blackhawks Record in Victory]]> Sat, 16 Apr 2016 09:54:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/198*120/GettyImages-508083232.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks win over the St. Louis Blues Friday night was impressive, but Corey Crawford set a new record in the game that is equally amazing.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Beat Blues, Even Series at 1-1]]> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 21:55:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-521448508.jpg
Thanks to an Andrew Shaw power play goal, the Chicago Blackhawks have evened their series with the St. Louis Blues with a 3-2 victory on Friday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks vs. Blues: Three Keys to a Game 2 Victory]]> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 17:54:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+bluesGettyImages-521056044.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will look to even up their series with the St. Louis Blues on Friday night in Game 2, and we have three keys to victory for the Hawks.

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<![CDATA[Dunkin' Donuts Mistakenly Sends Hawks Cups to St. Louis]]> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:40:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd-dunkin-donuts-st.jpg+19+feb.jpg
A mistake at a St. Louis-area Dunkin Donuts shop likely made Blackhawks fans in the area happy, but left a lot of Blues fans, well, blue.
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<![CDATA[Tarasenko Lobbied Blues to Sign Artemi Panarin]]> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:06:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bread+Man+.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have gotten incredible production from Artemi Panarin, but if St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko had his way, the Russian rookie would have been wearing different NHL colors.

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<![CDATA[Andrew Ladd Welcomes Third Baby After Hawks' Game 1 Loss]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 17:44:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/173*120/GettyImages-5192910721.jpg
If Wednesday’s overtime loss with just one goal scored wasn’t dramatic enough for Hawks fans, Andrew Ladd’s story certainly was.

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<![CDATA[Video: Patrick Kane 'Interviewed' About World Cup of Hockey]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:56:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Patrick+Kane.png
In a promotional video, Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane is "grilled" by a Canadian journalist about the upcoming World Cup of Hockey.

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<![CDATA[Blues Beat Blackhawks in OT Game 1 Thriller]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:10:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/toewsGettyImages-499416728.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks trail the St. Louis Blues 1-0 in their best-of-seven series after an overtime goal by David Backes.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Blackhawks-Inspired Sweets & Treats]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:38:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/goddess+and+grocer+blackhawks+4.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks fans don't just show their spirit through merchandise and memorabilia, they show it in food too! From cookies, cakes and doughnuts to pizza, Chicago celebrates their team spirit in a...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks vs. Blues: 3 Keys to a Chicago Victory in Game 1]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:20:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/crawford+GettyImages-506091184.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will be looking to get their series off to a good start on Wednesday night, and we have three key areas that they'll need to focus on to beat the St. Louis Blues.

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<![CDATA[Where to Watch the Blackhawks' Playoff Games in Chicago]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 17:09:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/170*120/TLMDBlackhawks59.jpg
If attending a game is out of the picture, consider watching the game somewhere where you can still be surrounded by fellow fans.

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<![CDATA[Where to Watch Hawks Playoff Games in the Suburbs]]> Sun, 17 Apr 2016 12:33:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/United+Center.png
Blackhawks fans span near and far and the spirit really shows, whether it be in the city or the suburbs.

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<![CDATA[Stanley Cup Playoffs: First Round Picks]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:20:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+playoffs+0327.jpg
Will the St. Louis Blues finally beat the Chicago Blackhawks? Will the Washington Capitals survive a tough Philadelphia Flyers team? We have our predictions ready to go for round one!]]>
<![CDATA[Ladd Will Play vs. Blues Wednesday Night]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 19:33:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/166*120/GettyImages-512862994.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks winger Andrew Ladd was absent for the team's morning skate on Wednesday ahead of their Game 1 showdown with the St. Louis Blues, but he will play in the contest.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks vs. Blues: Five Key Matchups to Watch]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:08:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+blues+0407.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues are ready to face-off in the postseason for the second time in three years, and we have five key matchups that will help determine the series winner.

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<![CDATA[Patrick Kane Considering No Playoff Mullet This Year]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 18:44:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kane-mullet-2013.jpg
Hawks star Patrick Kane is apparently not going to grow out his traditional playoff mullet hairstyle this year and reaction to the news has been mixed.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Home Ice Ready for Playoffs]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:52:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/United+Center.png
The Chicago Blackhawks won't play their first home playoff game until Sunday, but their home rink at the United Center is already painted and ready for Game 3.

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<![CDATA[Kane Becomes First American to Win Art Ross Trophy]]> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 08:33:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Patrick+Kane.png
For the first time in the history of the NHL, an American-born player has won the Art Ross Trophy as the league's best scorer, as Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane won the historic award.

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