<![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 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:47:20 -0600 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:47:20 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Hawks Look to Extend Winning Streak vs. Jackets]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:37:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/484439389.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will look to lengthen their winning streak against the Columbus Blue Jackets to 14 games on Saturday night as the two teams tangle at Nationwide Arena.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Debut Toews ASG Campaign Video]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:18:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/459636036.jpg
Have you felt a hole in your life that only Chicago Blackhawks players acting out a bad 1980's exercise video could fill? Well then, today is your lucky day.

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<![CDATA[Keith, Crawford to Return vs. Blue Jackets]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:13:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495182751.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will get two of their most important players back on Saturday night, as Corey Crawford (lower-body) and Duncan Keith (illness) both return to the lineup.

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<![CDATA[Road to the Winter Classic: Episode 1 Recap ]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:54:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks_5-26.jpg
Did you miss the premiere episode of Epix's "Road to the NHL Winter Classic"? Madhouse Enforcer has you covered with everything you need to know about the series so far.

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<![CDATA[Scott Darling Reassigned to Rockford]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:49:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/452324639.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks appear to have chosen Antti Raanta as their back-up goaltender, sending Scott Darling back to the Rockford IceHogs on Tuesday night.

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<![CDATA[Coach Q: "Unlikely" Keith has Mumps ]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:44:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/451177164.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville says it's "unlikely" that defenseman Duncan Keith is infected with mumps after he missed Tuesday's game against the Minnesota Wild.

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<![CDATA[Kane Goal Gives Hawks 5-3 Win Over Wild]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:07:45 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*122/456092778.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks nearly blew a 3-1 lead on Tuesday night, but a late power play goal by Patrick Kane helped them to a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild.

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<![CDATA[Keith, Crawford Extend Leads in All-Star Balloting ]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:33:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/166*120/489816057.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have become a huge hit with fans over the past several years, and they continue to prove it at the ballot box as four players are in position to start the NHL All-Star Game.

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<![CDATA[Keith Ruled Out for Blackhawks Tuesday]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:12:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/458307842.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith has been ruled out of Tuesday night's game against the Minnesota Wild due to illness.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Recall Joakim Nordstrom]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:47:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/162*120/490146297.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have been skating with only 12 forwards on their roster recently, but they added some depth on Monday as they recalled Joakim Nordstrom from the AHL.

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<![CDATA[Central Division Power Rankings: Week 11]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:43:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/457623216.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have won nine of their last 10 games, but is that enough to land them atop the heap in our weekly power rankings?

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<![CDATA[Three Stars: Flames vs. Blackhawks]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:21:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/457276698.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks didn't make it look pretty, but they got the job done on Sunday night against the Calgary Flames thanks to great performances from their Three Stars of the game.

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<![CDATA[Saad Lifts Blackhawks Over Flames ]]> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 22:31:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/457603994.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks won for the 12th time in 14 games on Sunday night, knocking off the Calgary Flames by a score of 2-1.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to Start New Winning Streak vs. Flames]]> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 17:13:36 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/167*120/457274780.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks saw their winning streak come to an end on Saturday night, but they'll be looking to start a new one on Sunday against the Calgary Flames.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Swap Morin for Blue Jackets' Erixon]]> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 13:09:45 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jeremy+Morin1.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks finally made their decision on the fate of Jeremy Morin Sunday, trading him to the Columbus Blue Jackets for defenseman Tim Erixon.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Look to Win 9th Straight vs. Islanders]]> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 16:24:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/167*120/457253202.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will attempt to win their ninth game in a row on Saturday when they take on former Hawk Nick Leddy and the New York Islanders.

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<![CDATA[Crosby to Sit Out after Swollen Face Causes Mumps Fears]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:35:07 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/12.15_crosby.jpg
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby showed up for practice on Friday with a swollen face, and after media scrutiny the team has opted to have him sit out for the next two games as attempt to figure out if...
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<![CDATA[Did Hawks Handle Toews' Injury Properly? ]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:29:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/460223566.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks seem to have dodged a bullet as the injury that forced Jonathan Toews from Thursday's game doesn't seem to be serious, but did they handle the situation properly?]]>
<![CDATA[Smith, Kane Lift Blackhawks Past Bruins]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:23:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/460220088.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks ran their winning streak to eight games in a row as they knocked off the Boston Bruins by a score of 3-2 on Thursday night.
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<![CDATA[Kane, Toews Star in Winter Classic Series Promos]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:01:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks-bruins-G6-4.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will be starring in a documentary series called "Road to the Winter Classic" starting next week, and Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane star in new promos for the show.

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<![CDATA[Crawford Practices with Hawks]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:55:48 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/494198795.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford, who has missed the team's last four games, skated during practice on Wednesday but isn't expected back in the lineup until next week.

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<![CDATA[Mumps Outbreak Hits Devils After Game with Blackhawks]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:44:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/devils-penguins-season-open.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have thus far been able to avoid the mumps outbreak that has hit several teams, but the New Jersey Devils weren't so lucky on Wednesday as Travis Zajac and Adam Larsson were diagnosed with...]]>
<![CDATA[Three Stars: Blackhawks vs. Devils]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:25:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/460216488.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks didn't make it easy, but they kept their winning streak alive as they won their seventh straight game Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Beat Devils 3-2]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:08:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/460217582.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks got a late game-tying goal from Duncan Keith and shootout tallies from Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to score a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils.]]>
<![CDATA[Sharp Back for Blackhawks vs. Devils]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:01:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/484439389.jpg
After missing 14 games, Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Sharp will return to the team's lineup on Tuesday night when they take on the New Jersey Devils.

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<![CDATA[Crawford Overtakes Price in All-Star Voting]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:40:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495182751.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks continue their domination of All-Star Game voting, with Corey Crawford joining Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, and Patrick Kane as leading vote getters.

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<![CDATA[Morin Reportedly Requests Trade]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:49:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jeremy+Morin1.jpg
With Patrick Sharp's return looming, the Chicago Blackhawks are left with a tough choice to make when it comes to the status of forward Jeremy Morin.

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<![CDATA[Saad Goal Beats Canadiens 4-3]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:57:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/457623216.jpg
The Montreal Canadiens hadn't lost a game yet this season in which they led after two periods, but a late Brandon Saad goal changed all that as the Chicago Blackhawks picked up a 4-3 win at the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Countdown to Winter Classic Begins]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:37:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/winter+classic+nhl.jpg
Let the hockey holiday countdown begin.

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<![CDATA[Suter Diagnosed with Mumps as Outbreak in NHL Continues]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:47:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP150321177155.jpg
Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter saw his consecutive games streak end on Wednesday night, and Thursday it was revealed why: he's the latest NHL player to be diagnosed with mumps.

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<![CDATA[Sharp's Return Delayed]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:54:36 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/484439389.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks were hoping to get Patrick Sharp back in the lineup this week, but Joel Quenneville said Thursday that it's more likely the winger will return on the team's east coast road trip next week....

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Beat Blues 4-1 ]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 22:04:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/459904598.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks were looking to make a statement against the top team in their division Wednesday, and they did just that as they blew out the St. Louis Blues by a 4-1 margin.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to Keep Momentum Rolling vs. Blues ]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:15:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/shaw_4-23.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will look to continue their run of impressive hockey Wednesday when they tangle with the St. Louis Blues at the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Crawford Out 2-3 Weeks with Concert-Related Injury]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:21:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/177*120/456992758.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will be without goaltender Corey Crawford for the next two to three weeks after the goaltender suffered a lower body injury in an off-ice incident.

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<![CDATA[NHL Levies $100K Fine Against Kings for Voynov Practice ]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:46:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*123/Slava+Voynov.jpg
The NHL has been lauded for their handling of Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov's domestic violence case, but they were put to the test again on Tuesday as he was allowed to practice with the team.

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<![CDATA[Crawford to Miss Wednesday's Game vs. Blues ]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:04:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/166*120/489816057.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will be short-handed against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, as Corey Crawford has been ruled out of the game with a lower-body injury.

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<![CDATA[Bowman Weighs in on Potential Salary Cap Crunch]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 06:38:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/161*120/458599266.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks could potentially be in a tough spot salary cap-wise next season, but GM Stan Bowman and captain Jonathan Toews are trying to stay positive.

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<![CDATA[Three Lessons from the Circus Trip]]> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:39:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/458233150.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are heading home from a successful circus trip, but what are the most important lessons we learned from them while they were gone?

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<![CDATA[Three Stars: Richards Scores Twice in Hawks' Win ]]> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 09:09:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/169*120/459732162.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks knocked off the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night, and these three players stood out the most as they ended the circus trip with a bang.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Beat Kings 4-1]]> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 09:19:40 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/169*120/459733612.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks went into Saturday's game looking for revenge over the Los Angeles Kings, and they got it in a 4-1 thumping of the defending Stanley Cup champions.

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<![CDATA[Kane Scores 2 Goals as Blackhawks Blow Out Ducks ]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:17:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/459636036.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks celebrated Black Friday by making the Anaheim Ducks see red as two Patrick Kane goals lifted them to a 4-1 victory.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Hjalmarsson's Defensive Dominance Highlighted]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:58:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks-red-wings-G4-2.jpg
In this Black Friday edition of Hawks Headlines, we take a look at an interesting statistic about Niklas Hjalmarsson, how Adam Clendening is adjusting to life with the Blackhawks, and whether hits lead to...

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<![CDATA[Kane's Three Assists Lead Blackhawks Over Avalanche]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:02:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/173*120/459628912.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks' offense looked spectacular on Wednesday night, and three Patrick Kane assists led them to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

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<![CDATA[Kane, Toews Among Leaders in NHL All-Star Voting ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:00:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/toews-10-29.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are among the top-six vote-getters during the first week of NHL All-Star Game voting, according to results published by the league.

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<![CDATA[First Quarter Report: Three Impressions of 2014-15 Blackhawks]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:04:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/456992906.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are a quarter of the way through their season, and there are three impressions that fans should take away from those first 21 games.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks 4th-Most Valuable NHL Team]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:16:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495205629.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks may not have won the Stanley Cup in 2014, but their franchise's valuation is still on the rise according to new numbers issued by Forbes Magazine.

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<![CDATA[First Quarter Recap: Who is Blackhawks' MVP Thus Far? ]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:29:04 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/161*120/458599266.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are a quarter of the way through the 2014-15 season, but who has been the team's MVP thus far?

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<![CDATA[Danault Sent Down to Rockford]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:07:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/174*120/456929204.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks sent center Phillip Danault back to Rockford on Monday, likely paving the way for Andrew Shaw to return to the lineup later this week.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Fall to Canucks]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:05:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/190*120/453537993.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks played their third game in four nights on Sunday, but Jannik Hansen ensured their winning streak would end as his hat trick lifted the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-1 victory.

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