<![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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:25:06 -0500 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:25:06 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Kane's OT Winner Knocks Off Blues ]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:12:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/quenneville-4-23.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks tied things up late in regulation, and Patrick Kane scored in overtime for the winner as they tied their series with the St. Louis Blues at 2-2.

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<![CDATA[2014 Playoffs: Blackhawks Versus Blues]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:10:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/shaw_4-23.jpg
Hawks try to knock off their higher-seeded rivals in the first round.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Still Have Tweaks to Make to Lineup]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:31:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/477040895.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks may have pulled to within one game of the St. Louis Blues in their best-of-seven series, but there are still tweaks that need to be made to the lineup.

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<![CDATA[Chicago-Area Business Shows Big Blackhawks Pride]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:48:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/245*120/mt+hawkmore.jpg
One Chicago-area business has taken their Blackhawks pride to a new level.

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<![CDATA[Morin, Not Bollig, Deserves Game 4 Lineup Slot ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:24:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP130318117293.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Bollig clearly isn't in Joel Quenneville's good graces right now, but will the coach make the necessary switch and put Jeremy Morin in the lineup?

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<![CDATA[Crawford Quiets Skeptics with Impressive Game 3 Win]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:33:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/480556523.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks needed a great outing from Corey Crawford, and they got it on Monday as they knocked off the St. Louis Blues 2-0.

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<![CDATA[Toews, Crawford Discuss Game 3 Win]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:11:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000006909568_1200x675_233542211791.jpg
Hear locker room reaction from Toews and Crawford.]]>
<![CDATA[Hawks Shut Out Blues 2-0]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:56:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/HAWKS_BLURB_4-21.jpg
Jonathan Toews scored an early goal, and Corey Crawford did the rest as the Chicago Blackhawks shut out the St. Louis Blues by a score of 2-0 on Monday night.

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<![CDATA[Reaves Calls Alleged Hawks' Trash Talk "Gutless" ]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:55:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/168532461.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook has been suspended for three games, but that isn't the end of the story, as Ryan Reaves commented on reports that a Hawks player was taunting David Backes as he left...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Must Show Resolve, Skill to Win Game 3]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:56:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/485403891.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have deviated from their game plan in a big way in the first two games of their series against St. Louis, and a repeat performance could leave them on the ropes after Monday's Game 3.

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<![CDATA[How Will Quenneville Set Up His Lineup Without Seabrook? ]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:39:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/brentseabrookgetty.jpg
With defenseman Brent Seabrook out for three games due to suspension, Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville has a few options on how he should configure his lineup.

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<![CDATA[Seabrook Suspended for Game 2 Hit]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:56:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/seabrook-3-7.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are already trailing 2-0 in their best of seven series against the St. Louis Blues, and their road to a comeback hit a speed bump on Sunday as the NHL suspended defenseman Brent Seabrook...]]>
<![CDATA[Fans React To Blackhawks Game 2 Loss]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:21:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000006887174_1200x675_231678531891.jpg
Two of the Blackhawks top players could be placed on the bench after what happened during Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
NBC5's Michelle Relerford has fan reaction.]]>
<![CDATA[Bickell, Seabrook Could Face Discipline for Game 2 Hits]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:22:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Seabrook+Faceoff.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks could be facing the St. Louis Blues short-handed on Monday night, as Bryan Bickell and Brent Seabrook could be suspended for hits in Saturday's game.

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<![CDATA[Blues Stun Blackhawks in 4-3 Overtime Victory]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:56:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/220*120/485640295.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks once again coughed up a late third period lead, and once again fell in overtime as Barrett Jackman scored to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Must Stay Aggressive in Game 2 ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:10:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/485399229.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks tried to play conservatively on Thursday night to protect a one goal lead, and they failed. In Game 2, they have to stick to the plan in order to tie their series in St. Louis.

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<![CDATA[Hawks' Depth Key to Road Success vs. Blues ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:33:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/450257639.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks thrive upon their depth of scoring, and with first line change on the road, it's especially critical that guys like Bryan Bickell and Andrew Shaw step up their games.

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<![CDATA[Flash Survey: Will the Blackhawks Beat the Blues?]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:42:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/flash+survey+new.jpg
The Blackhawks on Thursday night dropped Game 1 of their series against the St. Louis Blues in triple overtime.]]>
<![CDATA[Seabrook's Scoring Ability on Display in Hawks Loss]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:19:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Seabrook+Faceoff.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks fell behind 1-0 in their first round series with the St. Louis Blues, but players like Brent Seabrook still shone brightly even in defeat.

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<![CDATA[Show Us Your Blackhawks Pride]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:34:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*160/bc4e3bae514b4e04911df5668f3e1282.jpg
We asked you to send in photos of your Blackhawks pride. Here's what you sent. Take a look and send more to isee@nbcchicago.com

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<![CDATA[Quenneville Fined $25,000 for Gesture Toward Officials]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:17:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/quenneville-1-22.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville has a reputation for being demonstrative, and he certainly lived up to that in the second overtime of Thursday's game.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Miss Golden Chance to Grab Series Lead]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:45:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/485399225.jpg
With several third period power plays, the Chicago Blackhawks had plenty of chances to win Game 1 over the St. Louis Blues, but they let those opportunities slip between their fingers.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Fans Gear Up For Another Magical Run]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:54:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks_dinosaur_field.jpg
Hawks pride is on display all over the city.]]>
<![CDATA[Eddie O Previews Blackhawks/Blues Series]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:51:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Eddie_O_4-17.PNG
NBC Sports analyst Eddie Olczyk gives us his keys to the series between the Blackhawks and Blues.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Road to a Repeat Begins Thursday]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:53:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/blackhawks+blues+getty+2013.jpg
Last season, the Chicago Blackhawks cruised into the playoffs as favorites and emerged as champions. Coming in as underdogs this time, can they work the same magic as they try to repeat?

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<![CDATA[First Round Matchups: Backes vs. Toews]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/475984677.jpg
When the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues renew acquaintances on Thursday night, the battle between their respective captains will be fascinating to watch.

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<![CDATA[Toews, Kane Finish Among Top in NHL Jersey Sales]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:45:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks-bruins-G6-4.jpg
Sidney Crosby once again has the top selling jersey in the NHL, but both Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane finished in the top five of the list that was released by the league Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Madhouse Enforcer's First Round Playoff Predictions]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:56:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/game+5-7.jpg
The NHL playoffs are set to kick off on Wednesday night, and before the first puck drops, Madhouse Enforcer is here to make our picks for all eight first round series.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Kane Skates on Third Line Tuesday]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:32:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/466738891.jpg
In this edition of Hawks Headlines, we take a look at how the Chicago Blackhawks may line up Thursday against the St. Louis Blues, as well as how Jeremy Morin is handling his potential benching before...

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<![CDATA[Kane, Saad Get Playoff Mullets Once Again ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:27:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kane-saad-carmelo.jpeg
Mullets seemed to do the trick for Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad as the Chicago Blackhawks won the 2013 Stanley Cup, and the duo is hoping their luck will continue this year as they got the hair cuts again...]]>
<![CDATA[Madhouse Enforcer Presents: The Blackhawks Awards]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:41:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/465835581.jpg
The playoffs are rapidly approaching, but Madhouse Enforcer wants to take one more look back at the season as we give out our Blackhawks Awards.

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<![CDATA[Blues vs. Blackhawks: A History Lesson]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:37:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+blues+edit.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues were two of the league's most violent rivals in the early 1990's, and this year's playoff matchup could contain echoes of that hard-hitting past.]]>
<![CDATA[First Round Matchups: Hitchcock vs. Quenneville]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:19:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/quenneville-1-22.jpg
Ken Hitchcock and Joel Quenneville are both in the top-10 in all-time coaching victories in NHL history, but which tactician holds the edge when the playoffs begin this week?

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<![CDATA[Toews Rebuffs Critics, Calls Orpik Hit "Clean" ]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:39:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Toews+Orpik+getty.jpg
After Jonathan Toews was injured by a Brooks Orpik hit along the boards, some fans and pundits chastised the Blackhawks for not seeking vengeance. The captain rebuffed those critiques Monday.

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<![CDATA[First Round Matchups: Miller vs. Crawford ]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:29:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/480556523.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues are both strong defensive teams, but goaltenders Corey Crawford and Ryan Miller will be equally instrumental in determining their teams' fate.

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<![CDATA[How Did We Do in Hockey Preseason Picks?]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:21:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/474407859.jpg
A lot of times, NHL experts make their predictions for the season before it begins, and then ignore them afterwards. We believe in accountability, so we checked in on our preseason picks.

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<![CDATA[Blues vs. Blackhawks: TV Schedule ]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:07:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/479583305.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues are meeting in the playoffs for the first time since 2002, and we have your full TV schedule for this matchup of heated rivals.

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<![CDATA[First Thoughts: Blues vs. Blackhawks]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:56:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/477040895.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues have had their fair share of run-ins in the NHL playoffs, and this year will be no different as the teams square off in the first round.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks, Blues to Battle in First Round of Playoffs]]> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:12:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/466769217.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues will be meeting in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and national TV networks are paying attention as NBC will air Game 2 on Saturday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Lose Meaningless Game to Capitals]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:09:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/466738891.jpg
Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 51st goal to help lead the Washington Capitals to a low-intensity 4-0 rout of the coasting Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night in a game between teams whose postseason...

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<![CDATA[Blues, Avalanche Heading in Opposite Directions as Playoffs Near]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:00:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/478261811.jpg
Some Chicago Blackhawks fans are hoping for a series against the skidding St. Louis Blues, but if history tells us anything, it's that the way a team finishes the regular season doesn't mean anything in...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Owner Won't Grow Beard for Playoff Run ]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:45:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/170405732-wirtz.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz is willing to support the team (and its charitable arms) in any way he can, but he does have one limit: no playoff beards.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks to Open 2014 Playoffs On Road]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:38:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/467727957.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will open their Stanley Cup championship defense on the road next week, as the Colorado Avalanche took the lead in the Central Division with a win on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Teravainen Demoted by Blackhawks]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:01:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Teravainen+new+getty+new.jpg
Teuvo Teravainen, who had sat out the Chicago Blackhawks' last four games as a healthy scratch, was sent down to the Rockford IceHogs on Thursday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Morin Earning Playoff Lineup Spot with Stellar Play]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:53:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jeremy+Morin1.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville often talks about going with the hot hand, but in the case of Jeremy Morin, the coach needs to put his money where his mouth is.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Still in Thick of Central Race After Win ]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:40:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/480575823.jpg
The Colorado Avalanche are just two points out of the top spot in the Central Division, but the Chicago Blackhawks are breathing down their necks after a 3-2 win Wednesday.

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