<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Madhouse Enforcer | Chicago Blackhawks NHL Blog]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/madhouse-enforcer http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usMon, 16 Jan 2017 07:30:05 -0600Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:30:05 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Opinion: Blackhawks Heading Into Statement Game Against Wild]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:09:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-631417324.png
If there’s one thing that we’ve learned during Joel Quenneville's time with the Blackhawks, it’s that the regular season takes a back seat to the postseason, but that theory will face a challenge on Sunday night...

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<![CDATA[Nick Schmaltz Recalled From Rockford IceHogs]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:40:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-611916344.png
The Chicago Blackhawks are in desperate need of offensive firepower, and they dipped into their farm system to get it Saturday as they brought back forward Nick Schmaltz.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Anisimov In, Campbell Likely Out vs. Wild]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:25:46 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ARTEM+ANISIMOV1.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov missed Saturday's practice due to illness, but the team got some good news on his condition ahead of their game Sunday vs. the Minnesota Wild.

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<![CDATA[Minnesota Wild Apologize After 'Violent' Mascot Skit]]> Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:18:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nordy+birthday+mn+wild+skit.png
Hockey fans are used to seeing some pretty brutal fights on the ice, but it’s usually between the players – not the mascots.

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<![CDATA[Video: Patrick Kane Forgets Marian Hossa's Birthday]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:35:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-615545872.jpg
One of the embarrassing things a person can do is forget the birthday of someone close to them, and that’s why Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane may have some explaining to do to one of his teammates.

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<![CDATA[4 Blackhawks Named to NHL All-Star Game]]> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:20:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+kane+toews+GettyImages-493068540.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will be well-represented at the NHL All-Star Game later this month, as four players, including Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, were named to the Central Division team.

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<![CDATA[Jonathan Toews Pays Up on Lost Bet to Patrick Kane]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:02:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/toews8.png
Proud Canadian Jonathan Toews had to swallow his pride on Sunday after losing a bet to Chicago Blackhawks teammate Patrick Kane, and we have photographic proof of the captain's penance.

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<![CDATA[Jonathan Toews Loses Bet With Patrick Kane]]> Sat, 07 Jan 2017 13:05:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-493068534.png
Team USA’s victory in the World Junior Championships had to be insanely gratifying for Patrick Kane, who is viewed by many to be the face of American hockey, but apparently the payoff was even sweeter for...

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<![CDATA[Forsling, Abbott Reassigned by Blackhawks]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 12:59:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+blackhawks.png
With eight defensemen and not enough playing time to go around, the Chicago Blackhawks had to make a roster decision on their blue line, and they finally made it Friday.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Recall Spencer Abbott From Rockford IceHogs]]> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 20:39:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-182258374.png
When the Chicago Blackhawks sent down Tyler Motte on Tuesday, it was assumed they were doing so in order to activate Marian Hossa, but another roster move they made Tuesday night may indicate the veteran forward...

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<![CDATA[Tyler Motte Sent to Rockford by Blackhawks Tuesday]]> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 13:37:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tyler+mott.png
One of the Chicago Blackhawks' rookie forwards is heading back to the AHL, as Tyler Motte was sent down to the Rockford IceHogs Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Keith to Host Country Concert to Benefit Chicago Families]]> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 12:39:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-630766606.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith has used his Keith Relief charity to help countless families dealing with the financial burdens of medical crises, and next month he will host a charity concert...

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<![CDATA[Blues Blast Blackhawks 4-1 in Winter Classic Monday]]> Mon, 02 Jan 2017 15:00:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-630766588.jpg
With rain in the forecast, the NHL is keeping the Winter Classic on schedule Monday as the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues look to square off at Busch Stadium.

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<![CDATA[Winter Classic Forecast Looks Warm, Wet for Hawks and Blues]]> Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:44:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-622096986.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will participate in another outdoor game Monday when they face the St. Louis Blues in the Winter Classic, but Mother Nature could steal the show.

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<![CDATA[Artemi Panarin Agrees to Extension With Blackhawks: Reports]]> Wed, 28 Dec 2016 16:53:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-620939812.png
Outside of winning a Stanley Cup, the best news that a Chicago Blackhawks fan could receive before next summer may have been delivered on Wednesday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Anisimov Coming Off Injured Reserve, Will Play vs. Jets]]> Tue, 27 Dec 2016 11:49:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ARTEM+ANISIMOV1.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks got some good news on the injury front Tuesday as Artem Anisimov will rejoin the squad, but his return comes at a price as another star will take his place on injured reserve.

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<![CDATA[Anisimov, Hossa Ruled Out for Friday vs. Avalanche]]> Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:19:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/marian+hossa2.jpg
It won’t be a happy holiday on West Madison as the Chicago Blackhawks will be shorthanded when they take on the Colorado Avalanche in their final game before the Christmas break.

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<![CDATA[Top Blackhawks Prospect Cut From Team USA Roster]]> Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:47:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-542980880.jpg
Top Chicago Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrincat has 60 points in 28 games this season with his junior team, but was that enough to earn him a spot on Team USA for the World Junior Championships

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Place Artem Anisimov on Injured Reserve]]> Thu, 22 Dec 2016 10:59:40 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/190*120/GettyImages-630001660+%281%29.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks just can't seem to get fully healthy, as they've placed center Artem Anisimov on injured reserve Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Help Air Force Dad Surprise Daughter at Her First Game]]> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 23:10:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sergeant+surprise.png
Home for the holidays took on a whole new meaning for one Chicago Blackhawks fan.

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<![CDATA[Marian Hossa Day-to-Day With Upper Body Injury]]> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 07:28:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hossa1.png
The last thing any team needs is to lose their top-scoring player to injury, but the Chicago Blackhawks will face that issue as Marian Hossa is dealing with an upper-body injury that knocked him out of Tuesday's...]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Activate Corey Crawford From Injured Reserve]]> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 07:23:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/corey+crawford.png
After missing 10 games following an appendectomy, Corey Crawford is poised to return to the Chicago Blackhawks' lineup as he was activated from injured reserve on Tuesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Artemi Panarin Named NHL's First Star of the Week]]> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 12:08:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-615554380.png
Chicago Blackhawks winger Artemi Panarin is quickly establishing himself as one of the rising stars in the NHL, and his performances over the past week have earned him some high accolades on the national level.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Beat Sharks 4-1 to Finish Off Hectic Week]]> Sun, 18 Dec 2016 20:41:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-616086246.png
After playing four games in less than a week, the Chicago Blackhawks have finished the long road with a flourish as they beat the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night.

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<![CDATA[Anisimov Out for Blackhawks vs. Sharks]]> Sun, 18 Dec 2016 17:30:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630092284.png
The Chicago Blackhawks will welcome the defending Western Conference champions to the United Center Sunday night, but one key player will not be hitting the ice against the San Jose Sharks.

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<![CDATA[Scott Darling Trolls St. Louis Fans With Cubs-Themed Mask]]> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 13:43:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-6274212841.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will be heading into Cardinals territory when they take on the St. Louis Blues in the Winter Classic, and Scott Darling will put his Cubs pride on display when the teams hit the ice.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews Activated From Injured Reserve]]> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 14:00:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-619016242.png
The Chicago Blackhawks will have their captain back on Tuesday night as Jonathan Toews has been activated from injured reserve, but he won't be the only familiar face returning to the lineup.

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<![CDATA[Panarin Powers Blackhawks to Win Over Dallas]]> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 13:10:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Panarin1.png
The Chicago Blackhawks wanted to get a win on home ice before beginning their next road trip, and three players played a pivotal role in securing that win over the Dallas Stars Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Toews, Seabrook to Travel With Blackhawks on Road Trip]]> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 12:24:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-614766094.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have been bitten hard by the injury bug in recent weeks, but it looks like two of their biggest stars are nearing a return to the lineup.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Won't Face Rick Nash Friday vs. Rangers]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:52:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-628130454.png
In an odd scheduling quirk, the Chicago Blackhawks will play the New York Rangers twice in less than a week, but it appears they won't have to face one of their Original Six rival's best players in those...

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<![CDATA[Jonathan Toews Donates $1 Million to Canadian Charity]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:29:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jonathan+toews+GettyImages-491739432.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews learned to play hockey at a public facility in his hometown of Winnipeg, and on Wednesday he thanked the community with a massive donation to build a new rink there. ]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Call Up Lars Johansson to Replace Corey Crawford]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:47:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-522507568.png
The Chicago Blackhawks had some options on how they wanted to set their roster after Corey Crawford underwent an appendectomy on Saturday, and on Sunday they have made their choice as Lars Johansson was recalled...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Update on Crawford After Emergency Appendectomy]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:19:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-619017298.png
The Chicago Blackhawks had an unpleasant surprise Saturday as Corey Crawford had to undergo an appendectomy, and head coach Joel Quenneville provided an update on the goaltender's condition after their...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign Eric Semborski as Back-Up Goaltender]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:08:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/eric+semborski+.png
Every sports fan's dream is to get pulled out of the stands and play for their favorite team, and for one Philadelphia resident, that dream could become a reality as the Chicago Blackhawks had to sign an...

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<![CDATA[Corey Crawford Undergoes Appendectomy]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:51:45 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-620163066.png
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford has been an All-Star caliber player this season, but an unexpected medical condition has forced him out of the team's lineup for the time being.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Place Jonathan Toews on Injured Reserve]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:58:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/toews7.png
The Chicago Blackhawks brought back Trevor van Riemsdyk on Friday, and to make room on their roster they have placed Jonathan Toews on injured reserve.

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<![CDATA[Video: Toews Takes on Matthews in Epic Trick Shootout]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:08:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+toews+GettyImages-460418935.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews may have the nickname of “Captain Serious,” but he showed his lighter side in a new trick shot video with one of the NHL’s fastest-rising stars.

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<![CDATA[Several Blackhawks Stars Omitted From All-Star Game Ballot]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:57:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Panarin.png
Fan voting for the NHL All-Star Game opened up on Thursday afternoon, and while usual suspects like Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are on the ballot representing the Chicago Blackhawks, there are a couple...

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<![CDATA[Toews Out Again for Blackhawks vs. Devils Thursday]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:45:29 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Toews6.png
The Chicago Blackhawks got some good and bad news on the injury front on Thursday morning as Jonathan Toews and Artem Anisimov continue to deal with ailments.

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<![CDATA[Roberto Luongo Mocks Himself After Awesome Panarin Goal]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:18:04 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-615554380.png
Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo looked silly in trying to defend a shootout attempt by Artemi Panarin on Tuesday, but the star kept some good humor about the situation.

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